Coca‑Cola Freestyle has introduced a new countertop fountain drink machine to give smaller-footprint restaurants the ability to offer more than 80 beverage choices with the touch of a button.
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The newest member of the Coca‑Cola Freestyle family – the 7100 – features a 24-inch high-definition touchscreen, an intuitive user interface to make it easier and faster for guests to select and pour the beverages they want. The 7100 features a sleek, contemporary design and is available in red or black.
“We are always designing the next generation of the Coca‑Cola Freestyle platform by innovating in response to feedback and in-market learnings with hardware and software upgrades that both meet our customers’ operational needs and engage consumers with a premium fountain beverage experience,” said Felica Hale, VP, Equipment Strategy, The Coca‑Cola Company. “Coca‑Cola Freestyle 7100 delivers variety, quality and connectivity designed to fit existing counter configurations.”
Coca‑Cola Freestyle 7100 is powered by the Freestyle Operating System (FOS), which delivers dynamic, over-the-air software updates, an enhanced diagnostics dashboard with real-time drink inventory levels, and “self-healing” maintenance capabilities. A new content management system (CMS) lets restaurants seamlessly promote new marketing content and add new beverage brands and categories. Like the Coca Cola Freestyle 9100, restaurants can pair menu items with new or existing drinks.
The launch follows the 2018 rollout of the Coca‑Cola Freestyle 9100, which lets fans select, mix and pour more than 200 beverage choices in a range of categories and calorie options. The Coca‑Cola Freestyle 9100 also has Bluetooth connectivity so consumers can connect to the Freestyle mobile app to pull up their favorite beverage or create a new mix.
In 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Coca‑Cola Freestyle rolled out a contactless pouring solution across its entire North American fleet of almost 40,000 dispensers. Consumers can choose and pour a drink from their phone in just a few seconds, without having to sign up for a membership or download an app, by holding up their smartphone camera and auto-scanning a QR code on the display, immediately connecting to the cloud and bringing the Coca‑Cola Freestyle user interface to their phone. This Coke Freestyle machine allows consumers to feel safer by giving them the option to pour their own drink instead of the restaurant, while still offering dozens of beverage choices.