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SPOTLIGHT: Merrill Beverage

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We sat down with Joel Tharp, owner of Merill Beverage. For the past 24 years, Merill Beverage has provided frozen drink and dessert mixes to convenience stores, bars, restaurants, night clubs, and schools. In the world of frozen drink mixes, there are many companies to choose from but what sets Merill Beverage apart from the competition is the quality of their premium products which range from slushie mixes, cocktail mixes for bars, frozen cappuccinos, and even fruit juice slushie mixes that have made their mark in school districts. The fruit juice slushie mix is made from 100% fruit juice with...

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What Type of Machine Should I Buy For My Mexican Restaurant?

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  What Types of Machines Should I Buy For My Mexican Restaurant? Adding a frozen drink machine is a great addition to your restaurant. Your guests will love the range and options that your frozen drink machines will provide. Our previous clients have been able to increase their profit margin and make back their investments in a short period of time. Full service machines can produce dozens of pitchers with an hours worth of frozen drinks. Our machines are able to produce a large amount of product while only taking up a moderate amount of restaurant footprint. From margaritas to...

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Sweet Ritual

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Sweet Ritual has become a staple in Austin. This dairy free parlor has a wide assortment of products that cater to people with dietary restrictions. They first opened in 2011, Amelia was working at a toy store that offered frozen desserts. Fellow owner Valerie was working at Amy's Ice Cream Store. The start of their venture was very serendipitous. After the toy store closed Amelia was left with equipment as well as product. They decided to join forces in their love of ice cream and set up shop in a local juice bar.They attended Malcolm Stogo’s Ice Cream University in...

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Asian Inspired

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  With there being numerous amounts of food conventions in Asia, there has been a substantial amount of notability in the Asian ice cream market. A huge trend that is beginning to emerge is the Hong-Kong style bubble waffle ice cream cone. Not familiar? It is similar to a Belgian waffle, however with the ultimate twist! Each bubble is filled with cream or chocolate and topped with ice cream and toppings such as chocolate, candy, fruit, and baked treats. A huge trend that has emerged is taiyaki. Taiyaki is a Japanese fish shaped cake. It is supposed to replicate a...

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Spotlight: Vend Lease

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Vend Lease is the leader in helping new restaurant venues get approval for machinery and other restaurant equipment. They provide help with restaurants that need new POS systems, restaurant equipment, and surveillance equipment. They are designed to meet your needs specifically, their technique to getting you approved is a fast and flexible process. Being a direct lender, they have a niche for hospitality. We had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Chesser, who has worked for Vend Lease for about six years. He works with mostly new businesses and helps them get approved for financing. His favorite part of the business...

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