70% of convenience stores already have a Frozen Beverage Program because of the fast-growing demand, high profit margins, small footprint, and low maintenance.
Adding a Frozen Beverage Program with a variety of flavors is one of the fastest, easiest ways for convenience stores to excite customers, drive more foot traffic, and boost sales.
Unfortunately, not all Frozen Beverage Programs are created equally. Finding equipment that can deliver beverages consistently with little to no maintenance is the key to getting the high ROI that convenience stores seek.
When considering which Frozen Beverage Program to invest in, many quick serve restaurants owners are attracted to lower-priced options.
However, there are many hidden costs that must be considered if your objective is to maximize profits.
As you can see, making a decision based solely on up-front pricing is often misleading. Lower-priced options bring many headaches and additional costs that ultimately erode your profitability.
Investing slightly more into a high-quality Frozen Beverage Program results in maximum uptime, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Lower quality frozen beverage dispensers are more difficult to operate, which requires additional training that adds to your labor costs and decreases profit margins.
Lower quality dispensers require frequent cleaning and maintenance that can result in hours of downtime per week. Not only is your equipment unable to produce beverages to sell during this downtime, but even more training is required to teach employees to perform this maintenance correctly.
Failing to properly maintain lower quality dispensers compromises their ability to pour a high-quality beverage, and reduces equipment lifespan. When popular beverages are unavailable due to equipment failures, or beverage quality decreases, customer satisfaction decreases as well. This eventually leads to lower sales long-term.
Because of their lower-quality parts and construction, cheaper dispensers not only require more maintenance, but they also need to be completely replaced more frequently. Any cost savings are erased when you are forced to buy new equipment every few years.
Our #1 priority is ensuring your convenience stores generate the maximum profits possible. To achieve this goal, our Frozen Beverage Programs feature the following:
Commercial frozen drink machines require minimal ingredients and have the potential to create a highly profitable product offering. Slush and granita drinks are primarily comprised of water, cutting costs on more expensive ingredients, such as dairy products.
Frozen carbonated drinks provide even higher profits as they are comprised of 40% water, 50% CO2 and 10% syrup.
The simple ingredients that go into preparing frozen beverages allow your convenience stores to achieve gross profits of up to 70%.
Training: Our dispensers are easy to operate, requiring less training than other dispensers on the market, lowering your overall labor costs.
Cleaning and Maintenance: The use of a closed-sealed system in conjunction with bag- in-the-box technology (BIB) means you do not have to take your dispensers apart to clean. Your store staff can save hours of cleaning time compared to other equipment options. This allows you to provide your customers consistently high drink quality with equipment designed for maximum uptime.
Longevity: FBD dispensers are engineered for low maintenance and longevity. FBD's built-to-order dispensers deliver high-quality frozen beverages throughout their 10-year life-span. That is almost 3x as long as the average open bowl system, which is what many other equipment options rely on today.
When you take all of these factors into consideration, it is clear how FBD is able to offer the lowest total cost of ownership in the entire industry.
Create fun customer experiences with colorful interactive visual merchandising and unique products that drive more foot traffic and sales to your store.
Our frozen beverage dispensers give you the freedom and flexibility to choose the third-party syrup flavors and colors that meet your customers’ changing demands. Our sales team can give you recommendations and put you in contact with high-quality syrup providers that we trust. We can also provide sourcing recommendations for cups, lids, and straws that meet your business’ unique needs.
With virtually unlimited options when it comes to syrup flavor and color, you can satisfy every customers’ frozen beverage desires!
At FBD, your business becomes our business. We work hand-in-hand with you to create a Frozen Beverage Program that addresses your specific capacity and footprint needs and meets shifting market demands.
Whether dealing with seasonality, new technology, or changing market trends, FBD’s team of experts will help you adapt your frozen beverage program to maximize your margins.
With over 532 unique equipment configurations, we can completely transform the interface of our machines, whether crew-served or self-serve, to align with your marketing needs.
You’ll never get a piece of equipment from FBD that has been sitting on the shelf for months collecting dust. Every frozen beverage dispenser we sell is built-to-order using the latest technological advancements in order to ensure the highest degree of quality and reliability.
In addition, we have the industry’s shortest lead times. An order placed today can be shipped out within days, which minimizes equipment downtime so that you can get back to generating sales and profit as quickly as possible.
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. We provide a dedicated service team, along with field service trainers that offer 24-hour tech support, free training on equipment, and field support.