Coke serves 106 flavors from sleek fountain at Issaquah restaurant
April 5, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 3 p.m. April 5, 2011
Behold, the soda fountain of the future.
The sleek Coca-Cola Freestyle offers customers at the local Taco Time many, many options beyond regular or diet.
The touch-screen device debuted recently at the Issaquah restaurant, 1125 N.W. Gilman Blvd., as the Atlanta-based soft drink Goliath rolls out the Coca-Cola Freestyle in the Seattle area.
(Taco Time outposts in Seattle received the machines early last month.)
Choices include sodas, sports drinks, lemonades and waters aplenty — 106 options in all.
Customers can mix classics, such as Vanilla Coke, or more daring options. Peach Sprite, anyone? Or, maybe Orange Diet Coke?
Coca-Cola spent more than four years to develop the self-serve soda fountains. The device is available in more than 300 restaurants from coast to coast.
“We have created a concept that is quickly becoming recognized as the soda fountain of the future – the way people will experience Coca-Cola beverages years from now,” Gene Farrell, Coca-Cola Freestyle vice president and general manager, said in a release.