Drinks made in blenders such as frappés and smoothies are increasingly big sellers in warmer summer months. And that’s particularly true in recent years. According to Mintel Global Marketing Insights, smoothie sales grew by 166% to reach $790 million in 2014.
What’s more, consumers ordering beverages without food represent an increasing percentage of foodservice sales, according to NPD’s Expanded Beverage Service, which tracks all beverage foodservice occasions. The new foodservice beverage research finds that beverage-only foodservice occasions steadily increase during the morning, peak between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and then gradually taper off through the late afternoon and evening hours. Shakes, smoothies, slushy drinks, coffee, and bottled water are among the beverages more likely to be consumed at a restaurant occasion that doesn’t include food.
To help your shop profit from the cold beverage trend, Dilworth Roastery’s parent Stockton Graham & Co.® has partnered with leading blender manufacturers to offer a terrific promotion.
All Stockton Graham & Co.’s blender packages come backed by over 100 years of combined specialty coffee experience. The packages include:
Vitamix® Drink Machine Advance #05086: The Drink Machine Advance has 6 programs using just the dial switch! Each program combines the right speed and timing to eliminate the guesswork, allowing operators to have consistency for every drink. List $966
Vitamix® VT&G 2 Blending Station #34013: As powerful as the Vitamix Drink Machine Advance, but adding 34 programmable blending programs, variable speed control, low and high pulsing and a quieter operation. List $1756
Vitamix® The Quiet One #36019: The Quiet One was specifically designed to create a more enjoyable customer environment while offering operators the ability to deliver a wide variety of superior blended beverages List $2361
To order your blenders, contact a Customer Service Associate at 800 835 5943.