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« on: October 22, 2014, 10:54:03 AM »

I would like to hear what you think of these Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. I haven't even seen one in person, but I do know the Burger King at Telegraph and Van Born in Taylor, Michigan has them and got them in a remodel a year back. I have heard stores of long lines resulting from customer unfamiliarity and even those of how the pop in these machines tastes very weirdly. Will Pepsi do the same thing one day or will these machines eventually become a failure if enough customers complain?
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 07:39:12 PM »

They got one at the Queen Street Burger King in Southington, CT when they remodeled it 2 years ago. (Wow, it's been 2 years already). And Moe's Southwest Grill on Queen Street in Southington has one too. The last time I went to the BK on North Main Street in Bristol, CT they did not have the Coke Free-Style machine.

I first heard about the Coke Free-Style Machine on a documentary about Coke that aired on CNBC in 2009.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 09:50:30 AM »

They have been here in Pittsburgh for a couple of years now.   First at Wendy's, now at
Burger King too.

Can't give you a first-hand report as in an effort to ward off diabetes I gave up drinking
pop several years ago.

Very cool looking machines though.  I bet the mechanics and the software are quite sophisticated.
Not like the Flintstones arrangement I had at my snack bar at Hills.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 10:58:48 AM »

They have been here in Pittsburgh for a couple of years now.   First at Wendy's, now at
Burger King too.

Wait. They have it at Wendy's in your area? You mean they have it so customers can get their own sodas? The two Wendy's near me - Southington, CT (where I live) and Bristol, CT (next to my work) have the old style soda dispensers and the employees have to give customers their soda.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 11:04:14 AM »

They have Zero and Diet varieties you can try without sugar.  At least the one I saw at Moe's did.

They have been here in Pittsburgh for a couple of years now.   First at Wendy's, now at
Burger King too.

Can't give you a first-hand report as in an effort to ward off diabetes I gave up drinking
pop several years ago.

Very cool looking machines though.  I bet the mechanics and the software are quite sophisticated.
Not like the Flintstones arrangement I had at my snack bar at Hills.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 02:08:55 PM »

I don't do diet pop either.  The artificial sweeteners are even worse for you
than the sugar.

Yes, there are Wendy's here where the freestyle machine is self-serve and you can
walk up and put together your customized blend of Ginger-Cherry-Slice.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 08:58:37 AM »

I think they are pretty cool, and I don't mind them. I wish they were everywhere but when at a sit-down restaurant (not fast food) and they have it, it can be confusing or the waiter/waitress.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 02:55:50 PM »

I've seen them at select Burger King locations in the Philadelphia area, Walgreens at 1 south Broad Street, in Philadelphia, Pa, and at AMC Marlton 8 Theatres, in Marlton, NJ, and I love the machines.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 05:31:11 AM »

Wish burger king here had one of those around here it is just 5 guys, and Moe's
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 11:29:22 AM »

Five Guys, Burger King, and Burger Fi in Manchester, CT have the freestyle machines. I really haven't looked to see if there are any flavor differences between the restaurants. I do find it strange that Mr. Pibb can only be found in the fountain machines around here.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 05:02:16 PM »

I've seen them in multiple places: Firehouse Subs, Five Guys, Moe's Southwest Grill, and even a newly remodeled Wendy's.

I want to like them, but nothing that comes out of them seems to taste that good to me.
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 03:31:04 PM »

eventually some of those chains would switch to Pepsi.

I believe that's why they just introduced the Spire.
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2014, 07:02:07 PM »

I could see Taco Bell launching that Spire before anybody.
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 03:53:24 PM »

I've seen them at select Burger King locations in the Philadelphia area, Walgreens at 1 south Broad Street, in Philadelphia, Pa, and at AMC Marlton 8 Theatres, in Marlton, NJ, and I love the machines.
Add to this list the AMC Deptford 8 Theatre, in Deptford, NJ
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2014, 03:20:45 PM »

Just when I though Vanilla Coke was gone, it's now one of the Coke flavors in the Freestyle machines!
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2014, 04:49:04 PM »

Just when I though Vanilla Coke was gone, it's now one of the Coke flavors in the Freestyle machines!

They have it at Shoprite in Southington, Connecticut in a 12 pack. I saw it there yesterday. Don't remember if it was regular or Zero.
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2014, 04:55:19 PM »

Just when I though Vanilla Coke was gone, it's now one of the Coke flavors in the Freestyle machines!

They have it at Shoprite in Southington, Connecticut in a 12 pack. I saw it there yesterday. Don't remember if it was regular or Zero.

The Coke Freestyle machine have Vanilla Coke in regular, Diet, and Zero. I had a regular Vannilla Coke today at Denny in Cheektowaga, NY by the Buffalo-Niagara Airport.
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2014, 02:10:55 PM »

Just when I though Vanilla Coke was gone, it's now one of the Coke flavors in the Freestyle machines!

They have it at Shoprite in Southington, Connecticut in a 12 pack. I saw it there yesterday. Don't remember if it was regular or Zero.

I know I've gotten the Zero in Vanilla (and Cherry) from ShopRite at various times.
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2014, 10:40:37 AM »

There is a Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine now at the Wendy's across from Philadelphia Mills Mall, in Philadelphia, PA
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2015, 08:24:41 AM »

New one to add: when it opens on October 2nd, the Emagine Palladium in Birmingham, Michigan.
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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2015, 10:37:18 AM »

http://www.coca-colafreestyle.com/home/ heres were you find them
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2015, 04:56:19 PM »

All of the Qdoba locations in the Green Bay/Appleton/Fox River Valley area of Wisconsin has these machines. I used one to fill my cup with Vanilla Coke.
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 10:17:22 PM »

They're starting to appear at Wendy's restaurants as well.
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2016, 10:53:26 PM »

The independently owned Duchess Restaurant on Route 68 in Wallingford, Connecticut has one.
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2016, 05:28:34 AM »

Sisters Hospital in Buffalo, NY has one in their cafeteria.
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2016, 08:42:45 PM »

Those Freestyle machines are so advanced, that they make the old soda fountain at my local McDonald's look like a typewriter.
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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 05:54:20 PM »

Here's the experience that I had with the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines.

The first time I had ever used one was at the Wendy's over in McMurray (Decided to try Coca-Cola Lime).

The other two times we're at the Burger King in Bethel Park at separate dates(Tried Mello Yello Orange the first time and Mello Yello Limeade the second time).

Here's a video of the Mello Yello Limeade (No audio) that I had put up on YouTube (And yes I had forgot to put Ice into the cup) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB5rKZ0NNP8
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2018, 07:05:40 PM »

I also first heard about them in the Coke documentary on CNBC.

Now they're here and there at Wendy's and Burger King in Maine and NH.

They're cool because they offer a lot of choices but if it's not maintained properly, several options run out and become unavailable.
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« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 08:33:39 AM »

I also first heard about them in the Coke documentary on CNBC.

Now they're here and there at Wendy's and Burger King in Maine and NH.

They're cool because they offer a lot of choices but if it's not maintained properly, several options run out and become unavailable.
Dang, even Maine is doing better than me out here. My first experience was at a McDonald's in NYC back in 2013. The closest one currently is the Five Guys in Norwich, CT.
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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 09:44:51 AM »

I also first heard about them in the Coke documentary on CNBC.

Now they're here and there at Wendy's and Burger King in Maine and NH.

They're cool because they offer a lot of choices but if it's not maintained properly, several options run out and become unavailable.
Dang, even Maine is doing better than me out here. My first experience was at a McDonald's in NYC back in 2013. The closest one currently is the Five Guys in Norwich, CT.
Same for me.. I can't afford to go to Five Guys every time I turn around.. I could buy a steak dinner for what Five Guys costs..
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