The Noodle's & Company in Davenport, IA has added the new Coke Freestyle machine to their restaurant of awesome. (I have heard that Wendy's in Rock Island has also acquired this machine but who actually eats at Wendy's?)Not only am I able to choose from different types of noodles, but from hundreds of drink options as well. This is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, sliced bread is still pretty awesome.
What is this Coke Freestyle you speak of?I'm glad you asked subheading. In 2009 Coke introduced Coke Freestyle. A unique way to
dispense it's product offering over one hundred unique choices and combinations. Simply walk up to the fountain and you are greeted
by a screen like this.
You just select a category and choose the desired flavor within that category.
This is clearly the Ferrari of the Coke machines. I'm not just saying that because it's fancy, it was designed by Pininfarina, an Italian engineering and design company which have designed things like this:
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What do you think of this coke freestyle sorcery?
- For many people who just want to fill their cup and sit down, a couple extra steps are now required. You must first hit the coke button and then select the coke you want such as coke. This may not be that bad except:
- Sometimes hitting the button on the screen doesn't work. You must poke it a few times before it registers. This can be somewhat annoying.
- New users standing in front of you exclaiming how awesome this machine is and hit several buttons and gleefully yell "I don't know what to try yet!" (the best way to deal with this is to stab them with your chopsticks.
- I don't want to say old people, more accurate is "technology deficient" individuals who just happen to be old. They don't understand why the machine has changed to this new monstrosity.