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opening a frozen yogurt store

Opening a frozen yogurt business is something many people consider doing. With the low start-up costs, high profit margins, minimal staffing requirements, and growing demand for the product, it may seem like an alluring business venture to try out. However, an entrepreneurial endeavor, such as one like this, should not be done impulsively.  There are many things to contemplate before you take a leap into the world of froyo, and we are going to discuss the four key planning tips to take into consideration if this is a road you are thinking about going down. Why are froyo shops so popular? The first thing to understand is why frozen yogurt shops are such a popular business route to take. People love frozen yogurt shops for many reasons, one of them being the unique business model. It is exciting to go into a place and serve yourself, pick out as many…

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Spaceman Frozen Drink Machine

Frozen drink machines are wildly popular in restaurants across the globe. Not only do they provide refreshing drinks for consumers, but they also serve as an appealing way to display slushies. At first glance, spending a few thousand dollars on a frozen beverage machine may seem intimidating, but when you break down the costs and profits, the return on your investment will be so high that the initial cost will be irrelevant. In this article, we’re going to discuss how profitable a frozen beverage machine can be, and why it is the right choice to boost sales and increase profits at your restaurant. Growing Industry To start off, the frozen beverage industry is growing. Frozen drinks are becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst younger audiences such as millennials and Gen Z. Studies show that around 68% of Gen Z and 46% of millennials drink slushies. According to a study done by…

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How to Spice Up Your Spaceman Soft Serve Machine

Owning a soft serve ice cream machine is one of the most profitable decisions you can make for your restaurant. Not only is soft serve a preferred dessert by consumers across the country, but there are countless advantages of selling soft serve over hard ice cream, which we highlighted in one of our previous articles. In this article, we are going to go over a few things you can do to make your Spaceman soft serve machine even more profitable than it already is, and how to capitalize on this rich and creamy treat. Presentation We are living in a digital age, and that means everything is posted online. Did you know that around 69% of millennials take photos of their food before eating it? There’s even a famous quote that goes “Phone eats first”, meaning you must take a photo of your food before you eat it yourself. While…

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Non-dairy soft serve

Sometimes the ones we love most, don’t love us back. This tends to be the case when it comes to ice cream. Although it’s undeniably rich and creamy, it doesn’t always agree with us, and we’re left wondering if consuming the sweet treat was even worth it. Soft serve ice cream will always be one of America’s favorite desserts, but for those who are unable to enjoy it, it may seem unfair. Luckily, with new technologies and dairy alternatives being introduced to the market every year, there are loads of substitutes you can incorporate into your Spaceman soft serve machine to solve this issue. We’re going to go over the four main reasons why selling non-dairy soft serve might be the right move for your company, as well as our recommendations for some of the best non-dairy products to use in your Spaceman soft serve machine. Customer Empathy Lactose intolerance…

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Frozen Drink Trends

People’s palates change like the seasons. Consumers are constantly looking to try out the latest trends – especially when it comes to frozen drinks – so it is essential to keep your company’s menu up to date so your customers remain satisfied. To help, we summed up five trends currently growing in the beverage industry that your restaurant should consider featuring in their Spaceman frozen beverage machines to maximize profits and attract more customers. Passion Fruit According to Monin, a beverage and flavoring company, the flavor of the year for 2022 is passion fruit. There are reasons to believe why this sweet and exotic fruit was projected to be on 15% of menus across the United States this year. Not only is the passion fruit market size expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.67% in the forecast period 2021-2028, but a study done by Monin concluded that around 67%…

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soft serve ice cream

It’s no secret that almost everybody has a soft spot for soft serve. But what is it about this whipped treat that wins people over more than typical ice cream? In this article, we’re going to go over the main reasons why we believe soft serve takes the cake in comparison to ice cream, and how the sweet treat is beneficial for consumers and companies alike. Convenience of soft serve Soft serve is incomparably more convenient than ice cream.  Regular ice cream is typically stored at an optimum temperature of 0°F or colder.  Soft serve is usually stored at a temperature around 18°F.  When it comes to ice cream, trying to scoop it when it is frozen solid can be frustrating.  With soft serve, this is never an issue.  You simply place your cone or cup beneath the dispenser and pull down on a lever.  This leads to faster and…

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The Importance of Cleaning Your Spaceman Frozen Beverage Machine Maintenance on your Spaceman frozen beverage machine is a straightforward but crucial process to follow. Many of the delicious frozen drinks that are served from your Spaceman frozen beverage machine have high amounts of sugar content – typically 12-20%. The sugar in your frozen drink mix will build up inside of your Spaceman frozen beverage machine if not properly cleaned on a regular basis. This sugar build up will cause excessive wear on your frozen beverage machine drastically reducing its serviceable lifespan and increasing service costs and downtime. To ensure that your Spaceman frozen beverage machine is always operating at its best your machine should be cleaned weekly at minimum. If you are using a dairy based product you should refer to your local health code guidelines for cleaning intervals. You can find step-by-step instructions on cleaning your Spaceman frozen beverage…

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Valentines frozen treat recipes

Valentine’s Day Frozen Treat ideas Valentine’s Day Frozen Treat Ideas: Pink Frose, Milkshake, and Cotton Candy Soft Serve Ice Cream Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Spaceman frozen treat machine!  The recipes below are sure to please and tantalize the senses.  Frosé is a wine based slushie, or frozen cocktail, made using Rosé Wine.  It has gained popularity in bars and restaurants because it’s a great tasting, fun drink – it’s pink, frozen, beautiful, and boozy!  Our Red Velvet Milkshake recipe uses Oatly vanilla soft serve ice cream base, which is a great non-dairy alternative, and trust us, it’s tasty, smooth, and creamy!  Finally, we had to include Pink Cotton Candy soft serve ice cream for our valentines suggestion – this ice cream is velvety smooth, sweet, rich, and visually stunning.  Here is your guide to serving up sweet frozen treats with love… Everlasting Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Ingredients: 1 bottle (64…

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Straus Family Creamery

Straus vanilla and chocolate soft serve ice cream Straus Vanilla and chocolate ice cream testing using spaceman gravity fed and pressurized soft serve machines. For over 25 years, the Straus Family Creamery name has been synonymous with premium organic dairy, and a commitment to sustainable practices. Straus soft serve mix is a premix liquid which is made exclusively for use in soft serve machines. The creamy texture and pure dairy taste are sure to delight ice cream fans nationwide!  They use simple, all organic, ingredients including milk, cream, sugar, and egg yolks.  Finally, they add a plant-based stabilizer and combine it with either vanilla or dutch chocolate— creating a rich, creamy texture with 8% butterfat.  You can find their product in many premium quick service restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops on the west coast. Each month, Spaceman gets various samples of soft serve mix.  We do this so that we…

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