Ice Sage Blog https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog A look inside the frozen beverage industry en Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:47:00 GMT 2022-12-07T18:47:00Z en Why Profitable Franchises Serve Frozen Drinks https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/why-profitable-franchises-serve-frozen-drinks <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/why-profitable-franchises-serve-frozen-drinks" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/customized-signage-comp.jpg" alt="Why Profitable Franchises Serve Frozen Drinks" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>For convenience stores, frozen beverages have been a constant for decades. In recent years, however, improved dispensers have created a tidal wave of innovation, introducing new products and flavors across the world.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/why-profitable-franchises-serve-frozen-drinks" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/customized-signage-comp.jpg" alt="Why Profitable Franchises Serve Frozen Drinks" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>For convenience stores, frozen beverages have been a constant for decades. In recent years, however, improved dispensers have created a tidal wave of innovation, introducing new products and flavors across the world.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-profitable-franchises-serve-frozen-drinks&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Industry Thu, 01 Dec 2022 21:15:29 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/why-profitable-franchises-serve-frozen-drinks 2022-12-01T21:15:29Z 5 Ways To Increase Your Franchise Sales in the Fall https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-ways-to-increase-your-franchise-sales-in-the-fall <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-ways-to-increase-your-franchise-sales-in-the-fall" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/quick-service-restaurant--comp.jpg" alt="Man receives order from fast food franchise." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-ways-to-increase-your-franchise-sales-in-the-fall" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/quick-service-restaurant--comp.jpg" alt="Man receives order from fast food franchise." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2F5-ways-to-increase-your-franchise-sales-in-the-fall&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Profits Quick Service Restaurants Thu, 27 Oct 2022 16:00:00 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-ways-to-increase-your-franchise-sales-in-the-fall 2022-10-27T16:00:00Z How Frozen Beverages Drive Greater QSR Sales https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-frozen-beverages-drive-greater-qsr-sales <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-frozen-beverages-drive-greater-qsr-sales" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/Upsells--comp.jpg" alt="How Frozen Beverages Drive Greater QSR Sales" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As every <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/frozen-beverage-program-industry/quick-serve-restaurants"><span>quick service restaurant</span></a> owner knows, simply offering good food at an affordable price is not enough to attract customers. In a cut throat industry like fast food, everyone has decent meals for decent prices, after all.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-frozen-beverages-drive-greater-qsr-sales" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/Upsells--comp.jpg" alt="How Frozen Beverages Drive Greater QSR Sales" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As every <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/frozen-beverage-program-industry/quick-serve-restaurants"><span>quick service restaurant</span></a> owner knows, simply offering good food at an affordable price is not enough to attract customers. In a cut throat industry like fast food, everyone has decent meals for decent prices, after all.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-frozen-beverages-drive-greater-qsr-sales&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Profits Mon, 10 Oct 2022 18:25:00 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-frozen-beverages-drive-greater-qsr-sales 2022-10-10T18:25:00Z Everything You Can Make with a Commercial Frozen Drink Machine https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/everything-you-can-make-with-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/everything-you-can-make-with-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/child-drinking-frozen-beverage--1600.jpg" alt="Everything You Can Make with a Commercial Frozen Drink Machine" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>In the world of beverages, few seem to have as much upside as high-margin frozen drinks.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/everything-you-can-make-with-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/child-drinking-frozen-beverage--1600.jpg" alt="Everything You Can Make with a Commercial Frozen Drink Machine" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>In the world of beverages, few seem to have as much upside as high-margin frozen drinks.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Feverything-you-can-make-with-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Frozen Beverages Wed, 17 Aug 2022 16:17:27 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/everything-you-can-make-with-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine 2022-08-17T16:17:27Z 5 Ways to Increase Your Convenience Store’s Summer Sales https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-to-increase-your-convenience-stores-summer-sales <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-to-increase-your-convenience-stores-summer-sales" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/kids-on-summer-break--comp.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Increase Your Convenience Store’s Summer Sales" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>For convenience store owners, razor-thin margins mean that generating a high volume of sales is essential for survival. In a highly competitive industry, it also means that a large part of the battle is just getting customers into the door.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-to-increase-your-convenience-stores-summer-sales" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/kids-on-summer-break--comp.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Increase Your Convenience Store’s Summer Sales" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>For convenience store owners, razor-thin margins mean that generating a high volume of sales is essential for survival. In a highly competitive industry, it also means that a large part of the battle is just getting customers into the door.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-increase-your-convenience-stores-summer-sales&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Convenience Stores Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:00:00 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/how-to-increase-your-convenience-stores-summer-sales 2022-06-30T17:00:00Z Granita Machines vs Frozen Drink Dispensers Which is Better? https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/granita-machines-vs-frozen-drink-dispensers-which-is-better <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/granita-machines-vs-frozen-drink-dispensers-which-is-better" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/woman-with-frozen-drink--comp.jpg" alt="Granita Machines vs Frozen Drink Dispensers Which is Better?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/granita-machines-vs-frozen-drink-dispensers-which-is-better" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/woman-with-frozen-drink--comp.jpg" alt="Granita Machines vs Frozen Drink Dispensers Which is Better?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Fgranita-machines-vs-frozen-drink-dispensers-which-is-better&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Frozen Beverages Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:00:00 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/granita-machines-vs-frozen-drink-dispensers-which-is-better 2022-06-27T17:00:00Z Frozen Drink Machine Expenses: Everything You Should Know https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/frozen-drink-machine-expenses-everything-you-should-know <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/frozen-drink-machine-expenses-everything-you-should-know" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/frozen-beverages--comp.jpg" alt="Frozen Drink Machine Expenses: Everything You Should Know" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/frozen-drink-machine-expenses-everything-you-should-know" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/frozen-beverages--comp.jpg" alt="Frozen Drink Machine Expenses: Everything You Should Know" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Ffrozen-drink-machine-expenses-everything-you-should-know&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Frozen Beverages Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:00:00 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/frozen-drink-machine-expenses-everything-you-should-know 2022-06-23T17:00:00Z Where to Get a Commercial Frozen Drink Machine for Sale https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/where-to-get-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine-for-sale <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/where-to-get-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine-for-sale" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/images/industry/amusement-parks/amusement-park-frozen-beverage-program-built-for-your-specific-needs.png" alt="Frozen drink machine" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Frozen carbonated beverages provide a fresh, fun way to enjoy a cool treat. Soda fans will enjoy the break from the normal routine with a frozen variation of their favorite flavors. And business owners will enjoy a bigger profit margin with novelty drinks that sell at a higher price point and almost sell themselves.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/where-to-get-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine-for-sale" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/images/industry/amusement-parks/amusement-park-frozen-beverage-program-built-for-your-specific-needs.png" alt="Frozen drink machine" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Frozen carbonated beverages provide a fresh, fun way to enjoy a cool treat. Soda fans will enjoy the break from the normal routine with a frozen variation of their favorite flavors. And business owners will enjoy a bigger profit margin with novelty drinks that sell at a higher price point and almost sell themselves.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Fwhere-to-get-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine-for-sale&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Frozen Beverages Wed, 30 Mar 2022 12:09:31 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/where-to-get-a-commercial-frozen-drink-machine-for-sale 2022-03-30T12:09:31Z 5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Frozen Drink Slush Machine https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-things-to-consider-before-purchasing-a-frozen-drink-slush-machine <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-things-to-consider-before-purchasing-a-frozen-drink-slush-machine" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/images/misc/fbd-machines.png" alt="frozen machine section" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you’re in the market for a frozen drink machine, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. Our company alone has <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/the-different-types-of-frozen-drink-machines-products-slush-granita#:~:text=With%20over%20532%20unique%20equipment,align%20with%20your%20marketing%20needs.">532 unique equipment configurations</a>—and we’re just one distributor. The food and beverage industry serves a broad audience. Everyone needs to eat, so catering to different tastes and lifestyles is how businesses set themselves apart from the competition.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-things-to-consider-before-purchasing-a-frozen-drink-slush-machine" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/images/misc/fbd-machines.png" alt="frozen machine section" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you’re in the market for a frozen drink machine, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. Our company alone has <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/the-different-types-of-frozen-drink-machines-products-slush-granita#:~:text=With%20over%20532%20unique%20equipment,align%20with%20your%20marketing%20needs.">532 unique equipment configurations</a>—and we’re just one distributor. The food and beverage industry serves a broad audience. Everyone needs to eat, so catering to different tastes and lifestyles is how businesses set themselves apart from the competition.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2F5-things-to-consider-before-purchasing-a-frozen-drink-slush-machine&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Profits Frozen Beverages Wed, 09 Mar 2022 10:42:09 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/5-things-to-consider-before-purchasing-a-frozen-drink-slush-machine 2022-03-09T10:42:09Z Which is Right for You? Slushie Machine vs Frozen Drink Machine https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/which-is-right-for-you-slushie-machine-vs-frozen-drink-machine <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/which-is-right-for-you-slushie-machine-vs-frozen-drink-machine" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/images/blogs/Granita_Slush_HeaderImage.jpg" alt="granita-slushies" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Adding slushies or frozen drinks to your product lineup can be a great way to bring in more traffic on hot summer days. But there is no shortage of options for drink machines, and you might find yourself getting overwhelmed. Here, we’ll discuss the key differences between slushie machines and frozen drink machines so that you can make an informed decision as you begin to shop.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/which-is-right-for-you-slushie-machine-vs-frozen-drink-machine" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.fbdfrozen.com/hubfs/images/blogs/Granita_Slush_HeaderImage.jpg" alt="granita-slushies" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Adding slushies or frozen drinks to your product lineup can be a great way to bring in more traffic on hot summer days. But there is no shortage of options for drink machines, and you might find yourself getting overwhelmed. Here, we’ll discuss the key differences between slushie machines and frozen drink machines so that you can make an informed decision as you begin to shop.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2970406&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%2Fblog%2Fwhich-is-right-for-you-slushie-machine-vs-frozen-drink-machine&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.fbdfrozen.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 02 Mar 2022 15:25:24 GMT NLink@fbdfrozen.com (Nathan Link) https://www.fbdfrozen.com/blog/which-is-right-for-you-slushie-machine-vs-frozen-drink-machine 2022-03-02T15:25:24Z