Quick Service Restaurants
Hot and soft drinks have universal appeal, and are a must-stock for operators of all kinds. In 2012 the market was valued at approximately £1.7 billion, showing the popularity of this type of drink. For caterers in environments where alcohol cannot be served such as workplaces or hospitals, they will be the highlight of the beverages menu, although are just as relevant in other scenarios, where a good selection demonstrates caterers’ attention to detail.
DaVinci Gourmet syrups and sauces have been created to hold up under heat and mix evenly within the drink – making sure the customer’s last sip tastes as great as the first. DaVinci Gourmet’s range of syrups has been specially designed for coffee to deliver on flavour, whilst allowing the aroma, taste and texture of the coffee to come through. DaVinci Gourmet syrups can be used to add flavour to speciality drinks ranging from lattes and cappuccinos to hot chocolates. Syrups include Chocolate, Butterscotch, Gingerbread and Chocolate Mint. Other flavours such as English Toffee Nut, Spiced Chai and Hazelnut can also be used to revitalise menus.
With the majority of DaVinci Gourmet recipes costing less than 70p per 12oz drink to make, operators can be happy in the knowledge they are providing quality hot beverages to consumers, while enjoying generous profit margins.
In such a competitive marketplace, operators need to embrace new habits by increasing coffee quality, monitoring consumer lifestyles and developing new products or ideas. Caterers should also take advantage of POS materials to let customers know about new items on the menu. Make sure serving staff are informed so they can influence customers’ choices; while introducing lunchtime loyalty cards will encourage repeat visits and meal deals will allow outlets to upsell.
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