Blendtec System 3 smoothie maker
Blendtec introduces a revolutionary new self-serve concept known as the Blendtec System 3™ (S3™). This innovative and revolutionary new machine is a totally self-contained drink system which is used at point of purchase to dispense blended drinks directly to the consumer.
The consumer simply places a cup in the blending alcove and makes their drink choice by pushing a button. The System 3™ rotates the cup out of view and does all the work of dispensing ingredients and blending the drink. When the drink is ready to serve, the blending alcove rotates back to the consumer’s reach. The consumer then removes their drink and proceeds to the checkout to make payment. The machine also sanitizes the blending chamber to prepare for the next consumer.
"The S3™ has been researched and developed with our C-store customer in mind. It is probably one of the most thoroughly tested products we have ever introduced. It truly is a whole new concept in high quality blended drinks. We expect a high demand for the initial production capacity and look forward to increasing capacity as more customers choose to add it to their product offering," says Tom Dickson, Blendtec’s CEO.
The first S3™ units have been shipped to concept stores and major chains around the country. Blendtec is pleased to be working with notable retail partners and GSS Group of Dallas, Texas as a services and management provider.
The S3™ sets a whole new standard for fast and convenient blended drinks. The quality of the product is beyond what has previously existed in self-serve drinks. The S3™ enables the retailer to offer a higher margin product that compares with specialty store offerings and puts them in a whole new product category.