Customizable Drinks Draw Guests and Increase Profits Spice Up Traditional Drinks with Priced Modifier Specialty Item Add-Ons
3-minute read --- Beverages are a restaurant’s most profitable menu item. With virtually endless combinations of flavored syrups, sodas, spirits, juices, and toppings, the possibilities for creating enticing beverages are only limited by the imagination. Like any menu item, drink trends come and go, but these often require purchasing new and/or novelty ingredients. However, a recent social media trend provides business owners an engaging and profitable beverage solution that is easily created with ingredients in every restaurant's kitchen.
“Dirty sodas” are soda-based beverages that feature soda poured over ice with cream, flavored syrups, fruit chunks, and other non-alcoholic add-ins. The combination of bubbly soda and cream is reminiscent of ice cream floats, but is enhanced with additional item mix-ins and flavor combinations.