ATLANTA — A new countertop fountain dispenser from Coca-Cola Co. gives smaller-footprint convenience stores and restaurants the ability to offer more than 80 beverage choices with the touch of a button.
The Freestyle 7100 contactless dispenser is the newest member of the Coca-Cola Freestyle family. It features a 24-inch high-definition touchscreen and intuitive user interface to make it easier and faster for guests to select and pour beverages. The 7100 features a sleek, contemporary design, the company said, and is available in red or black.
Consumers can choose and pour a drink from their phone in 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 dispenser’s user interface to the phone.
“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, vice president, equipment strategy, at the Coca-Cola Co. “Coca-Cola Freestyle 7100 delivers variety, quality and connectivity designed to fit existing counter configurations.”
The machine is powered by the Freestyle operating system, which delivers over-the-air software updates, an enhanced diagnostic dashboard with real-time drink inventory levels and “self-healing” maintenance capabilities. A new content management system lets retailers seamlessly promote new marketing content and add new beverage brands and categories.
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.