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Ice Drink Innovation

WHEN LEADING restaurants and large- scale caterers need frozen drinks that are delicious, simple to prepare and reliable every time – they turn to Zexx NZ.
Cobb & Co, Mexicali Fresh and the ASB Tennis Classic all use the Kiwi company’s products to create frozen cocktails or fruit-based drinks quickly, easily and efficiently.
Restaurant chain Mexicali Fresh teamed up with Zexx twelve years ago to develop a signature ice cold slushy Margarita for its brand. It used Zexx’s Triple 3 cocktail product – a full fruit, preservative-free, seven per cent alcohol slushy that is supplied in concentrate form as an all-inclusive liquid to reduce onsite preparation time. Imported Italian granita machines dispense to a standard consistency every time and are supplied and maintained by Zexx.

Mexicali Fresh

Mexicali Fresh co-founder, Conor Kerlin, says it’s a successful relationship that con- tinues today. “Listening to the Zexx story and their focus of using only the very best ingredients available backed by top equip- ment and outstanding personal service had us sold. The collaboration we’ve enjoyed with Zexx NZ over the years is often miss- ing in business today, but is something we seek out and has seen our range grow from our authentic Margarita (tweaked by Zexx especially for us) to include a refreshing Strawberry Margarita. Host responsibility encouraged us to lean on Zexx to supply quality virgin Margaritas too… and they delivered! Triple 3 cocktails are quick to pour, consistent, cost-effective and taste darn good.”

 

“Our range has grown from our authentic Margarita (tweaked by Zexx especially for us) to include a refreshing Strawberry Margarita. Triple 3 cocktails are quick to pour, consistent, cost- effective and taste darn good.”

Conor Kerlin, Co-Founder, Mexicali Fresh

ASB Tennis Classic

Zexx Managing Director, Derek Sampson, says Triple 3 is also hugely popular among their catering clients and will return to the ASB Tennis Classic for 2017. “It’s one of our favourite events and we supply those enjoying the hospitality in the corporate facilities with our full fruit Triple 3 frozen cocktails, from traditional Daiquiris and Pina Coladas to Sangria and Mojitos. Quality products, speed of delivery and consistency are critical at any event and our products, equipment and service ensure this is achieved all day, every day, wherever in New Zealand our out-catering clients require our support.”

Cobb & Co

The non-alcoholic companion product to Triple 3 is Fruzo – a 50% fruit juice “better for you” slushy in 12 flavours. It has been a huge success in schools as it exceeds the ‘Fuelled 4 Life’ health requirements and was the solution for restaurant chain Cobb & Co when it was looking to refresh its kids’ drinks menu.
“At Cobb & Co we are always looking for opportunities to enhance our customer’s experience,” says Nathan Bonney, Chief Operating Officer of Cobb Group. “Two years ago we took a critical look at our bev- erage menu, and in particular our famous Cobb & Co Traffic Light, Pink Panther, Jaffa and Green Slim drinks. We became aware of Zexx NZ Ltd and Fruzo. The healthy aspects of Fruzo are important to Cobb and, we believe, our customers. Adopt-
ing Fruzo was an opportunity to further enhance the Cobb’s reputation for quality and innovation. With Fruzo, our entire kids’ drinks menu is delivered more quickly and with greater consistency …. Our customers and staff love it!”

 

“The healthy aspects of Fruzo are important to Cobb and, we believe, our customers. Our entire kids’ drinks menu is now delivered more quickly and with greater consistency. Our customers and staff love it!”

Nathan Bonney, Chief Operating Officer, Cobb Group

Cali-Mex

Zexx also works with major overseas brands such as Hong Kong’s leading casual dining restaurant Cali–Mex, which uses Zexx NZ’s Triple 3 and Fruzo products in its restaurants. It turned to Zexx again for a solution to growing demand from takeout customers. With seven million people living and working in just a few square kilometres, takeout dining was growing at an unprecedented rate, fuelled by the introduction of online ordering platforms. Cali-Mex wanted to added its popular Triple 3 frozen cocktails and Fruzo 50% juice slushies to the takeout menu. With the packaging sorted, Cali-Mex and Zexx NZ set out to cool down Hong Kong Island! “No one ever regrets buying quality,” says Derek Sampson, “and that’s exactly what we deliver… every time!

To find out how your business can use add Zexx’s quality frozen drinks range to your line-up, contact Zexx on 0800 556 022 or visit frozendrinks.co.nz

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