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A look inside the frozen beverage industry

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.

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

Because of the fast-growing demand and ease of operation, frozen drink machines are used in more than 80% of the world’s convenience stores and gas stations.

However, these are not the only industries to realize the clear benefits of offering frozen drinks. You can also find commercial frozen beverage machines driving traffic and revenue in restaurants, amusement parks, movie theaters, hotels, bars, and even on cruise ships, 

In addition to standard frozen beverage dispenser configurations, these industries often choose to also offer exciting “Multi-Flavor” options to their customers.

These dispensers can pour more flavors in a smaller space, allowing you to create unique, multi-flavor, and alcoholic frozen beverage programs, such as frozen lemonade, frozen coffee, Margaritas, and much more.

Offer a Variety of Exciting & Popular Flavor Combinations

Multi-Flavor dispensers allow customers to choose 1 base flavor, and then add up to 8 additional flavors to create a completely unique drink that’s perfect for them. 

With up to 32 different drink combinations, you can satisfy even the widest range of tastes and preferences.

At the touch of a finger, customers can instantly mix the frozen beverage and flavor of their choice, such as:

  • Frozen lemonade mixed with strawberry, mango, blueberry, or peach
  • Frozen coffees with a shot of mocha, caramel, hazelnut, or french vanilla
  • A frozen cocktail with a shot of their favorite flavor and spirit, such as Margaritas, Vodka Lemonade, Sangrias, or Jack & Coke

A Multi-Flavor Program Gives You a Competitive Advantage

One of the best ways to generate more traffic, increase sales, and stay ahead of your competition is to offer unique and innovative Multi-Flavor programs. Customers have endless fun creating their own concoctions and experimental mixes.

Multi-Flavor dispensers are especially ideal for locations with limited retail space and a broader target audience (such as Millennials) with constantly changing demands.

Not only are Millennials more open to trying different types of drinks, including cocktails and spirits, they also prefer unique flavor combinations and high-quality products from brands they recognize and trust.

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Industries Achieving Big Success With Multi-Flavor Machines

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 equipment.

The simplicity of the product and profitability of the program make frozen beverages an ideal add-on to businesses in the restaurant, amusement park, movie theater, hotel, bar, and even cruise ship industries.

Here are 2, specific examples of industries that are achieving higher sales, repeat purchases, and profits with Multi-Flavor dispensers:

Movie Theaters: Pair a movie with a boozy frozen beverage like AMC®, Santikos, Regal, or Cinemark® Theaters

Many movie theaters, such as AMC and Cinemark, have taken a different approach to frozen beverages to grow their profit margin and satisfy customers. 

In addition to having commercial frozen dispensers in their concession area, they have added alcoholic frozen beverages to the menu. 

Popular drinks include Strawberry Daiquiris and frozen versions of famous cocktails like Jack and Coke, Rum & Coke, Sangrias, Margaritas.

Cruise Ships: Help customers relax and cool off on vacation like Carnival Cruise Line®

You can certainly expect to find commercial frozen machines aboard a cruise ship. Indulging in rich milkshakes or refreshing frozen alcoholic beverages are almost customary in these all-inclusive tropical vacations. 

Many cruise lines like Carnival offer beverage packages to their members to promote a wide range of drinks. 

For a daily, flat fee, passengers can get free and discount soft drinks, waters, alcoholic beverages, and frozen drinks.
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Our Multi-Flavor Dispensers Are Easy-To-Operate with Low Maintenance

The low cost of Multi-Flavor dispensers makes them a great value to businesses of all kinds due to the minimal training requirements, small footprint, and easy maintenance.

FBD’s Multi-flavor units feature a simple touchscreen interface that allows customers to easily select their desired flavor combination. The design of the interface can be customized to any brand or program!

FBD's technology ensures consistent and high drink quality, with maximum uptime. The use of a closed sealed system, in conjunction with Bag-in-Box technology (BIB), means you do not have to take your unit apart to clean, eliminating the time-consuming, daily cleaning routine required for open bowl systems.

Your store staff can save up to 1-2 hours of cleaning time compared to other equipment options.

Our Multi-Flavor machines also portion-control cocktail ingredients, saving money on spirit overpour.

Best of all, our Multi-Flavor dispensers have a high capacity, with the smallest footprint in the industry, making it the perfect choice to generate sales and boost profits, even with minimal counter space.

All of these features give FBD’s machines the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry, making it quick and easy to implement a profitable frozen beverage program in your business.

In fact, a Multi-Flavor dispenser can pay for itself in a year or less!

Let’s Build Your Multi-Flavor Program Today!

Whether you run a restaurant, amusement park, movie theater, hotel, bar, or cruise ship, our expert team can advise you on the best way to set up a profitable, Multi-Flavor frozen program, specific to your unique needs.

Schedule a call to have one of our experts help you:

  • Recommend the ideal products for your specific type of location
  • Identify the right equipment and customization
  • Estimate your ROI
  • Provide an operations implementation plan including labor, maintenance savings estimates.

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