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Soda-fountain technology - Queue
August 26th, 2004
09:43 am

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Soda-fountain technology
The wire grill they set the cup on is at an angle. Setting the cup there leans it against a lever. When the lever is depressed, soda starts flowing. Here's the neat part: based on how much the lever has been pressed, the machine knows what size the cup is (it's a long lever). It then fills it most of the way, waits a bit for the fizz to settle, fills it a little bit more, waits a little bit more, then fills it again. A perfect cup of soda, and the person expediting the order can do other things while the cup is filling.

I imagine it requires the person to fill the drink with the right amount of ice. I wonder what they do when the person requests no ice. There didn't seem to be any manual override for this. I'm tempted to go there and ask for a soda with no ice just to see what happens.

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From:magid
Date:August 26th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
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Where do they have this?
(I wonder if this could be adapted to beer, too.)

grill s/b grille?
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From:queue
Date:August 26th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
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Burger King. And there's no reason it couldn't work for beer, I imagine.

It's a variant.
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From:jaq
Date:August 26th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
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That depends on what kind of beer you like.

Thinks . o O ( I really need to get a 'beer' userpic )
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