The pandemic keeps reshaping the foodservice industry
Coca-Cola Freestyle dispensers will allow consumers to buy a drink by instructing a machine to pour it for them using a phone. The company eliminates the need for signing up for a membership or downloading an app.
The software will be expanded to over 10,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle dispensers this summer. All Freestyle dispensers will be contactless-compatible by the end of 2020.
Along with that, the company is patenting a touch-free, optical dispensing solution for legacy fountain dispensers. Sensor-enabled levers will detect the presence of a cup under the nozzle and pour the drink. When the cup is removed, pouring will automatically stop.
We’ve reported that Coca-Cola Amatil has partnered Centrapay, the digital asset integrator, allowing consumers in Australia and New Zealand to use Bitcoin and other cryptos across its vending network.