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Frozen Dessert Industry & Machine Articles — Margaritas

Lotus Energy Drinks

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  We sat down with Scott Schrader, owner and founder of Lotus Energy Drinks. Lotus is a plant based energy mix brand from California. What got Schrader in the industry was when his friends at the time worked for the popular energy drink line, Red Bull. “I noticed that the product could not be good for you, the ingredients are not something you would ingest over time. Being an herbalist, I’ve dealt with medicinal plants, for the better part of my life,” Schrader says. “I believe in the healing of the body through plants.” The idea of bringing something that...

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Chapel Tavern

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We sat down with Sean from Chapel Tavern, a popular bar in Reno Nevada that specializes in artisan cocktails and features the cult classic, frose. Chapel Tavern is currently using a Taylor 430 that was purchased from Slices Concession. Their frose recipe uses a selection of wine from Jenny Francois, who is an all natural wine maker based in Reno. One full batch of frose features 9 liters of wine and is able to make 80 8 oz. servings. This is a great example of the profit you can make using the machine which Sean says has paid for itself....

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Waterfront Concerts

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We sat down with Ian Palmer from Waterfront Concerts, a prominent music venue with multiple locations in New England. Ian got his start in the frozen drink industry when he worked for Waterfront Concerts in both their Maine and Rhode Island locations, before working for their location in Massachusetts. They were serving frozen margaritas at these locations that were extremely popular. Ian's favorite part is how happy frozen drinks make venue goers, especially during the summertime months. He also mentions how serving frozen drinks has vastly improved their turnout.  Waterfront Concerts started their buying journey with Slices Concession when the...

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How To Navigate Your Business During This Time

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During this difficult time, it is no secret that most restaurants and bars have been requested to close for the safety of the community. However, to avoid a major financial loss by completely shutting down your ice cream venue, we advise you to explore the option of either an ice cream truck or a concession trailer to generate income and help keep your business afloat. A great idea to generate steady cash flow for your business would be to park close to or in front of an apartment complex or neighborhood. Wary inhabitants in isolation will feel a bit at...

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Spotlight Piece: R N A Ice Cream

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Slices Concession interviewed Ralph from R n A Ice Cream, a popular ice cream truck in New York City. He searched online and found out about Slices Concession due to seeing the great reviews. Ralph states that Slices Concession is the fastest company to get in touch with. Ralph's main point of contact was with managing partner, Chino Leong. "The buying process was very smooth," says Ralph, "even though Slices Concession is located states away." Ralph got into the ice cream industry while working in a school district where he realized the local area had no ice cream trucks. Ralph...

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