4 Tips for Adding a Shake Machine to Your Restaurant

Did you know that less than 10% of restaurants offer milkshakes on their menu?

Many restaurants will invest in a milkshake machine to boost their revenue in the summertime.  A frozen drink machine can go a long way toward bringing new customers into your business. This is because the reality is that restaurant milkshakes are something that most consumers simply can’t get at home.

Is your business thinking about adding the capacity to serve milkshakes to the menu? In this article, we will walk you through everything you need to know about commercial shake machines and give you some important tips for adding milkshakes to your restaurant.

1. Avoid Frozen

One of the best things you can do is to avoid using completely frozen ice cream. If the ice cream is completely frozen, it can damage the milkshake machine over time.

The motor that moves the blades and creates the milkshake can be damaged by ice and hard substances within the ice cream. It can also lead to a lower quality shake for the customer overall.

If you have a freezer that gets to very low temperatures, see if you can bring it up so that your milkshakes will be more fluffy and less difficult to drink for the customer. Customers don’t like having to wait for the milkshake to warm up so that they can drink the milkshake through a straw.

Many restaurants have switched over to a separate cooler to improve efficiency so that the customer ends up with a perfect product.

2. Clean Regularly

It’s also important to regularly clean your milkshake machine. There are many different types of malfunctions that will happen to most machines if they are not cleaned regularity. You can contract out the service to several companies that will come visit you at regular intervals.

3. Use Audible Alerts

Some soft serve systems allow you to be notified through an audible alert. Anytime there’s a malfunction in the system, the audible alert will go on and you’ll be able to quickly stop the machine. This prevents further damage from building up which can require extensive repairs.

4. Keep a Variety of Flavors

Our last tip is to make sure that you keep a variety of flavors on hand. The more flavors you have, the more your business will be seen as the one-stop shop for going to get a great milkshake. Very few companies have invested in a milkshake machine, so you will easily stand out by offering a variety of flavors right off the bat.

Adding a Shake Machine

At the end of the day, adding a shake machine to the restaurant is a very lucrative addition to your business. Everyone loves cold ice cream in the summertime, but few businesses in your area will have invested in a shake machine. By keeping a variety of flavors on hand, you’ll be sure to be the restaurant that brings in customers of all ages.

If you enjoyed this article about adding a shake machine to your restaurant, please check out the other articles on our blog! Or if you would like to talk about putting a shake machine in your restaurant, contact us today!

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