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A look inside the frozen beverage industry

Frozen Drink Machine Expenses: Everything You Should Know - Featured Image

Frozen Drink Machine Expenses: Everything You Should Know

Learn about the different expenses associated with owning and operating a frozen drink machine, including cost of acquisition, maintenance, and more!
Where to Get a Commercial Frozen Drink Machine for Sale - Featured Image

Where to Get a Commercial Frozen Drink Machine for Sale

Frozen carbonated beverages are a fun and refreshing way to cool off. Fans of soda will appreciate the change of pace provided by a frozen version of their favorite flavors. And with novelty drinks that sell at a higher price point and almost sell themselves, business owners will enjoy a higher profit margin.
5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Frozen Drink Slush Machine - Featured Image

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Frozen Drink Slush Machine

When it comes to frozen drink machines, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. The food and beverage industry caters to a wide range of customers. Because everyone needs to eat, businesses differentiate themselves by catering to various tastes and lifestyles.
What is Right for You? Slushie Machine vs. Frozen Drink Machine - Featured Image

What is Right for You? Slushie Machine vs. Frozen Drink Machine

Everything you need to know about the differences between a slushie machine and a frozen drink machine, so you can choose the right one.
Why Frozen Beverage Machines Have a Better ROI than Slushie Machines - Featured Image

Why Frozen Beverage Machines Have a Better ROI than Slushie Machines

Frozen beverage machines come with minimal effort and maximum profit, and their machines require very little maintenance.
How to Generate a Profit from a Frozen Carbonated Beverage Machine - Featured Image

How to Generate a Profit from a Frozen Carbonated Beverage Machine

It’s hard to lose money when you’re selling water and carbon dioxide - literally! It’s a simple, profitable recipe that’s too tasty to pass up.
5 Things To Consider When Purchasing A Frozen Ice Drinks Machine - Featured Image

5 Things To Consider When Purchasing A Frozen Ice Drinks Machine

Whatever the season – a frozen ice drinks machine holds year-round appeal. Whether you’re looking to boost profits, drive footfall in-store, maximize impulse purchases in an entertainment or leisure environment, or simply have something to attract new customers, a frozen ice drinks machine delivers every time.
Top 5 Profit-Boosting Commercial Frozen Drink Machine Features - Featured Image

Top 5 Profit-Boosting Commercial Frozen Drink Machine Features

Frozen drinks machines start earning from day one. High impact, eye-catching machines that can be custom branded and placed in most spaces; they always turn heads.
Is an Ice Drink Machine Worth Investing In? - Featured Image

Is an Ice Drink Machine Worth Investing In?

Considering investing in a commercial Ice Drink Machine? Here are 5 Factors that make ice drinks a profitable product category with high ROI >
7 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Commercial Ice Drink Machine - Featured Image

7 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Commercial Ice Drink Machine

Ice drinks are extremely popular among customers and highly profitable for retailers. With profit margins of 70%-120%, here are the top 7 most important questions you should ask before buying a commercial ice drink machine.
5 Must-Serve Frozen Alcoholic Drinks and How to Make Them - Featured Image

5 Must-Serve Frozen Alcoholic Drinks and How to Make Them

Drive Foot Traffic and Sales with an Exciting, New Frozen Beverage Product Line
9 Ways to Make Money With a Frozen Drink Machine - Featured Image

9 Ways to Make Money With a Frozen Drink Machine

Frozen drink machines can also feature bright, distinctive product advertising directly on the front of the unit that can help drive sales, including limited time promotions, food pairings, and discounts.
The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Frozen Nitro Drinks - Featured Image

The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Frozen Nitro Drinks

While nitrogen-infused drinks may sound new and strange, putting a gas into a beverage has been a common practice for a very long time. Sparkling water, beer, and soda are all beverages infused with carbon dioxide (CO₂).
The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Frozen Nitro Tea - Featured Image

The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Frozen Nitro Tea

Nitro cold brew has gone mainstream and is already one of Starbucks’ best-selling drinks. Because of this, the company plans to install nitrogen equipment in all of its US stores by 2020.
The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Frozen Nitro Coffee - Featured Image

The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Frozen Nitro Coffee

While a fresh cup of coffee (or three) has been part of the morning routine of the average American for decades, new and creative coffee options have exploded in popularity in recent years.
NACS 2019: Top Convenience Retail Trends and Key Takeaways - Featured Image

NACS 2019: Top Convenience Retail Trends and Key Takeaways

Over 1,200 exhibitors presented the latest innovations in convenience retail at NACS 2019.
The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Slush & Granita - Featured Image

The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Slush & Granita

As the frozen beverage category has expanded to encompass a wider range of products, and equipment manufacturers have created affordable, easy-to-operate countertop machinery, more and more industries are investing in commercial frozen drink programs.
How to Decide Whether to Buy New or Used Commercial Frozen Beverage Equipment - Featured Image

How to Decide Whether to Buy New or Used Commercial Frozen Beverage Equipment

If you’ve made the decision to purchase your equipment outright, you’ll then have to decide whether to buy brand new equipment fresh off the factory floor, or equipment that has been used by another business and is now being resold.
The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Multi-Flavor & Alcoholic - Featured Image

The Different Types of Frozen Drink Machines & Products: Multi-Flavor & Alcoholic

One of the best ways to generate more traffic and sales, and stay ahead of your competition, is to offer an innovative Multi-Flavor frozen beverage program.
Repair vs. Replace: When is it Time to Replace Your Frozen Beverage Dispenser? - Featured Image

Repair vs. Replace: When is it Time to Replace Your Frozen Beverage Dispenser?

If you’ve had a frozen beverage program running for a few years, you’ve likely had to have your equipment serviced or repaired at some point.
Customization is a Key Consideration When Selecting a Frozen Beverage Partner - Featured Image

Customization is a Key Consideration When Selecting a Frozen Beverage Partner

Frozen drinks are the fastest-growing segment in the beverage industry, and they are one of the easiest ways to increase profits, with minimal costs and a small footprint.
How to Decide Whether to Buy, Rent, or Lease Your Commercial Frozen Beverage Equipment - Featured Image

How to Decide Whether to Buy, Rent, or Lease Your Commercial Frozen Beverage Equipment

A growing number of retailers are implementing a frozen beverage program, due to extremely high profit margins, small footprint, and little required labor, skill, or training to operate.
How to Increase Convenience Store Sales - Featured Image

How to Increase Convenience Store Sales

Here are 5 tips Convenience Stores can use to instantly drive more foot traffic and see huge increases in sales.
Top 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Frozen Beverage Partner - Featured Image

Top 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Frozen Beverage Partner

Every business is looking for new ways to increase revenue and profitability that are both effective, and require minimal effort and expense.
5 Ways QSRs Can Quickly Boost Profits - Featured Image

5 Ways QSRs Can Quickly Boost Profits

Every business is looking for new ways to increase revenue and profitability that are both effective, and require minimal effort and expense.
Why Frozen Beverages Are So Profitable - Featured Image

Why Frozen Beverages Are So Profitable

When it comes to fun and exciting products that draw customers in, and also maximize profits, few products beat frozen carbonated beverages.
Top 5 Things to Consider when Purchasing Frozen Beverage Equipment - Featured Image

Top 5 Things to Consider when Purchasing Frozen Beverage Equipment

With so many different equipment brands, beverage distributors, frozen drink machine models and drink types, starting a frozen beverage program can seem intimidating. Learn how to ensure that you select the frozen beverage program that is best for your specific business.
C-Stores are Ramping Up with Frozen Beverages - Featured Image

C-Stores are Ramping Up with Frozen Beverages

As consumer demands are evolving, C-stores will rethink what they are offering for convenience, especially in the drink department.
6 Industries that Have Expanded Their Menu with Frozen Drinks - Featured Image

6 Industries that Have Expanded Their Menu with Frozen Drinks

As the frozen beverage category has expanded to encompass a wider range of products, and equipment , more and more industries are investing in commercial frozen drink programs.
How to Increase Foot Traffic with a Frozen Beverage Center - Featured Image

How to Increase Foot Traffic with a Frozen Beverage Center

Adding a frozen beverage program is a smart and easy way to expand your product offerings and lure in customers to purchase frozen drinks !
The customers have spoken: Frozen beverages are fan favorite! - Featured Image

The customers have spoken: Frozen beverages are fan favorite!

As brightly colored, sugary refreshments, frozen drinks are providing another reason to stop at a convenience store or a restaurant.
4 Key Benefits to Setting Up a New Frozen Drink Machine Program - Featured Image

4 Key Benefits to Setting Up a New Frozen Drink Machine Program

Setting up a frozen drink program has endless benefits.
One of the Easiest Ways to Grow Your Profit Margin - Featured Image

One of the Easiest Ways to Grow Your Profit Margin

Frozen drinks have always been a popular item. From snow cones to slushes, ICEE’s to milkshakes, frozen drinks are specialty beverages that customers don’t mind splurging on. Operators can sell frozen beverages as a premium item, raising the price compared to regular fountain drinks.
Frozen Drinks: Why it's the fastest growing segment in the beverage industry - Featured Image

Frozen Drinks: Why it's the fastest growing segment in the beverage industry

Finding the best, most reliable equipment with superb customer support for your frozen drink program is an important factor to consider in maximizing profit potential.
Meet the FBD Team at the 2018 NACS Show - Featured Image

Meet the FBD Team at the 2018 NACS Show

Make some time to meet with the FBD team at booth 6025 to help you start your frozen program now!
FBD’s 561 Multi-Flavor Makes a Splash at Disney Resort - Featured Image

FBD’s 561 Multi-Flavor Makes a Splash at Disney Resort

People can now enjoy a thirst-quenching frozen cocktail served from FBD equipment at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in The Drop Off Pool Bar.
Frozen Carbonated Drinks: The Beverage Guaranteed to Increase Profit - Featured Image

Frozen Carbonated Drinks: The Beverage Guaranteed to Increase Profit

Frozen Carbonated Beverages offer maximum profits, great taste, and unlimited custom flavors.
8 Frozen Drinks to Drive More Traffic to Your Location - Featured Image

8 Frozen Drinks to Drive More Traffic to Your Location

Whether at a fast casual restaurant or a convenience store, a frozen drink machine gives an opportunity to continue to thrive and evolve to fit customers’ needs and preferences.
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Welcome to the Ice Sage

FBD introduces a new feature on our website –the Ice Sage Blog! This series of blogs and videos will acquaint you with the FBD family and give you insight into some of the industry’s best kept secrets for success.

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About The Ice Sage Blog

A series of blogs and videos will that will acquaint you with the FBD family and give you insight into some of the industry’s best kept secrets for success.

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