August 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, TX – You’re thirsty, but you want variety and choice to select the perfect beverage to complement The Original® sandwich and your favorite Schlotzsky’s chips. Now you need look no further than Schlotzsky’s for the ultimate refreshment. Coca-Cola Freestyle®, the revolutionary fountain dispenser will make its debut at Schlotzsky’s. Schlotzsky’s is adding Coca-Cola Freestyle to 26 of its locations in Austin, College Station, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
With Coca-Cola Freestyle, guests at Schlotzsky’s can now choose from more than 100 regular and low-calorie brands – including many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that were not previously available in the U.S. People can select brands such as Caffeine-Free Diet Coke® with Lime, Fanta® Peach, Minute Maid® Light Orange Lemonade and more via an interactive touch-screen on the front of the fountain.
“When you combine the wide variety of choices and the ability to select your own custom beverage with the quality that Coca-Cola Freestyle delivers to our guests, it’s a perfect addition to the Schlotzsky’s dining experience,” said Kelly Roddy, Schlotzsky’s President. “We know Coca-Cola Freestyle will further enhance our guests’ experience whenever they visit Schlotzsky’s.”
The sleek, stylish new Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains are touchscreen operated and use unique, proprietary PUREPOUR TECHNOLOGY™ to dispense more than 100 beverage varieties in the same amount of space as a standard eight-valve machine. People love the personalized, interactive experience and expansive selection offered by Coca-Cola Freestyle, often citing the new dispensers as a deciding factor in their choice to visit an outlet. Retail locations with Coca-Cola Freestyle have experienced increases in beverage servings, total customer transactions and overall restaurant sales.
To learn more about Coca-Cola Freestyle, find the nearest Coca-Cola Freestyle location visit www.coca-colafreestyle.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle or follow us on Twitter @ccfreestyle.
Coca-Cola Freestyle allows people to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands. With more than 70 low/no-calorie options, more than 90 caffeine-free choices and 80+ unique brands offered nowhere else, Coca-Cola Freestyle truly offers the kind of variety designed to meet peoples’ beverage needs and lifestyles. Coca-Cola Freestyle is available in thousands of outlets across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The Company plans future U.S. introductions throughout 2013. Coca-Cola Freestyle was in development for more than four years prior to launching in 2010.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com.
Since 1971, Schlotzsky's has been the home of The Original® toasted sandwich. The menu has evolved with customers' tastes to include the highest quality sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and soups available today. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky's is the fast-casual choice for a quick, healthful, and fresh dining experience. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in Azerbaijan, South Africa, and Turkey. Schlotzsky’s is owned by FOCUS Brands Inc.®, the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Auntie Anne’s® locations and Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in international markets. For more information, visit www.Schlotzskys.com.