Ice is a Food – Treat it as Such…

With summer upon us it’s even more crucial for serving and keeping every beverage the right temperature when sipped outdoors in hot weather.

This article by Restaurant News talks about the importance of maintaining ice. We would like to add the following:

Ice is food, treat it accordingly. It is too easy to overlook the cleaning of your ice machine because it cannot usually be done by a restaurant employee. That being said it is very common to hear about molds and yeasts forming in ice machines because they are airborne and don’t get cleaned properly.

When talking about using ice for blended drinks the temperature of the ice will change the finished product just as much as the shape will. If your ice has been slacking out for a long period of time it will cause your blended drink to be diluted…..

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The Story of Iced Tea as a Fast Growing Segment

Iced Tea has been and continues to be one of the fastest growing categories in the beverage sector.

Fuelled by a health conscious group of Millennials, numbers show that 4 out of 5 consumers drink tea and the numbers of tea drinkers has increased 15 x in the past 10 years. In 2014 American consumers drank over 80 Billion servings of tea and experts project that these numbers will double in the next 5 years.

Tea is a rapidly expanding category because of its natural anti-oxidants, caffeine content, and other claimed health benefits. Fuelled by the fact that tea is convenient to make, has several health benefits, is a cost effective and profitable beverage and the industry continues to innovate the category the question remains ‚ÄúHow do I capitalize on this opportunity?‚ÄĚ

Many convenience stores, coffee shops and casual dining establishments have a great opportunity to expand their business with a simple to execute new idea….

Fusion Frozen Tea is an Innovative and new product that can capitalize on both the growing demand for Tea and Smoothies. We have taken brewed Black or Green tea and added an all-natural base and flavoring that allows for the product to be frozen and dispensed. Similar in cost to brewed iced teas, Fusion Frozen teas will never dilute as they thaw as we are not adding ice, rather we have taken the tea itself and frozen it to a smoothie or slush like consistency. There is minimal labor and waste as the equipment will only need to be cleaned once a month and there are exceptionally high profit margins. Additionally you can add a Flavorburst system to expand the flavor offering to 8 different delicious flavors such as Raspberry, strawberry, mango etc.
For more information or a chance to sample our Fusion Frozen teas reach out directly to us at [email protected].

Costco Food Court Quality

Eating at Costco is becoming a popular activity, and lunchtimes can get busy. It has long been a favorite of ours after shopping, but it now seems that the whole nation is catching on to the Costco food quality and experience.

Here’s an article in respected Business Insider magazine on the delights of the Costco food court. http://read.bi/1UvISA2

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Date for the Diary!

We are delighted to announce that we will be attending The National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Atlanta from the 18 ‚Äď 21 October.

Come and see at the Taylor booth where we will be featuring our Fusion Frozen Tea unit. Fusion Frozen Tea brings a new twist to the booming ice tea market. Brew your own tea and simply add our base to create your base flavour, then let your customer decide what flavor they want to add. This combination offers a highly profitable menu idea that appeals to a broad demographic, and with sales of specialty iced-tea currently at a record,

Fusion Frozen Tea is the ideal choice to help drive your beverage sales.
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Frozen Yogurt Presents Growth Opportunities

The frozen yogurt category has been making a colossal comeback in the last decade, with a new generation of flavors, toppings, and store settings leading the charge.
Talk to us about how we can help to incorporate the profit opportunities that frozen yogurt brings, and how you can optimize your menu with a variety of frozen yogurt options such as popular soft-serve yogurt.

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History of Iced Tea > 100 years

The history of iced tea dates back over 100 years. Enjoy this stroll through the origins of iced or sweet tea courtesy of #BruceRichardson.

http://www.teatimemagazine.com/june-is-national-iced-tea-month/

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June is ‪Iced Tea Month‬!

A chance to celebrate this refreshing drink that‚Äôs drunk by 85% of Americans. According to the National Restaurant Association ‘Culinary Predictions Report’, speciality iced teas is the future of this booming market.

Bring a new twist to your own iced tea offering through Fusion Frozen Tea. Brew your own tea and simply add our base to create your own base flavour. Then let your customer decide what flavor they want to add. The flavor burst injection unit allows for 8 different flavors with hundreds of combinations. Call us for a free consultation on 8776551125.

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PNW Heat Wave = Opportunities

The heat wave is set to continue until the middle of this week across the Pacific North West. Make sure you’re able to respond to the increase in demand for ice creams, smoothies, iced tea and cold beverages while boosting your bottom line.

Talk to us about how our quality range of products can fulfil key summer eating and drinking occasions.

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QSR Sell 39% of All Smoothies

QSR’s sell 39% of the smoothies sold in the US market (Mintel Report.)

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53% of Consumers Drink Smoothies

53% of consumers drank a smoothie in the last 3 months, and that number increases to 69% if the people surveyed had kids thanks to the ‚Äėhealthy halo‚Äô.

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