Slushies and Smoothies

Also called granita machines, these countertop systems produce water- and sugar-based beverages.

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Consultant Q&A with Marcin Zmiejko, associate principal at WC&P, Denver

Slush/smoothie machines have become more popular as an increasing number of operators recognize the profit potential of these beverages. Machines for creating smoothies and blended coffee beverages are now common in quick-service restaurants, while slushies remain a fixture in convenience stores.

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