Monday, March 15, 2010

New Question

We got some really insightful responses to the last post, so I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts. Good rally.

However, I was apparently misleading. When I asked about soda preferences (regular coke/diet coke/etc versus more rare or imported varieties), it wasn't really an either/or scenario. My bad.

We will definitely be having coke/diet coke/sprite/whatevs in a soda gun behind the counter. That is a definite. What I was trying to gauge was people's interest in paying more for unique soda brands. So far we are looking at a "micro-brew" all natural soda line, as well as a few European brands of soda and sparkling water.

Ok, so, new question:
In my research I found one brand in particular from Belgium. Perfect, right? Well I assumed it was soda. I recently found out that it was actually a juice company. It has cool flavors like apricot, pear and mango, but it is juice. Do you think juice is a good inclusion on our beverage menu? Will people be interested in Belgian juice to wash down their frites? Or if you are already gorging on indulgences, will you just want to enjoy a fizzy drink?

8 comments:

Meghan said...

I think offering a juice alternative is a great idea. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of soda (specialty or otherwise) so it's nice to be able to order a beverage that isn't water. Plus, I think having flavors like pear and mango would be fun to try and compliment your delicious food :)

Erin said...

I am definitely cool with juices as well! In fact, I too would be more likely to drink non-carbonated beverages anyway, since my stomach can sometimes be a jerk to me when I drink soda. So, this is a score for me! :)

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I always love when I can pick a non-soda, non-caffeine drink option. I would gladly go for juice!

Vicky said...

I think you should have a little bit of everything! Soda, domestic and imported, as well as a couple juice flavors :)

Erica said...

Hmmm… I like the idea of juices, but having tasted some of your delicious sauces, I would probably opt for something that is not fruity with many of them. They're so good- I'd want something more neutral (or with less flavor). However, I could definitely see myself getting a juice with a waffle.

j a n e said...

oooo juice!!! mango juice! i think juice is a good idea because sometimes not everyone wants to drink soda...hmmm i know they have fizzy juice out there too

Christopher Walker said...

The only time I drink soda is when I get a meal with fries, or the like. Can't say I'd be ordering a juice with these food choices....maybe with waffles. I associate waffles with with orange juice in the morning, but these are not breakfast waffles.

xtine said...

How sweet are the juices? If they're not really sweet, I think that's good. If they are, I'm not sure they would compliment the food as well.