Smoothies have become a popular summer alternative to coffee and operators can increase revenue by tapping into customer demand for chilled, blended drinks in the summer.
First Choice Coffee has launched three packages designed to make summer drinks easy for operators, whatever the size of the unit and the staff's level of experience.
Fruit Recruits are aimed at small operators wanting to introduce a cold drinks offer. The package includes two bases - Caffè Frappe and Mango Smoothie - and a range of syrups to make four of the most popular chilled drinks: Caffè Frappe, Hazelnut Frappe, Vanilla Caffè Frappe and Mango Smoothie.
Chill Sergeant is the next step up and includes a larger selection of smoothie bases and some more unusual syrups such as mint for producing up to seven chilled drinks including a Mocha & Raspberry Frappe and a Wildberry Smoothie.
Major Mixer, the most comprehensive package, includes an extended range of smoothie bases for using with syrups to make a total of 12 drinks, ranging from Sticky Toffee Frappe to fruit-based concoctions such as a Peaches & Cream Smoothie.
The smoothie ingredients are made with freshly crushed fruit purèe and include green tea which boosts the antioxidant level of each drink.
Manufactured by Sweetbird, the syrups are the only ones on the market approved by the Vegetarian Society and they contain no genetically modified organisms or artificial flavourings.
Each package includes biodegradable cups, lids and straws, a range of PoS material and the option to either lease or buy the latest Blendtec blender.
Full staff training is also provided and First Choice works with each operator on an individual basis to set pricing at a level that will help them maximise their profit margins.
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