Coca-Cola dispenser’s choice of flavors, blends wows restaurant customers

The next step in the evolution of the soda fountain is here, and it brings with it a computer.

The Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, with its 100-plus choices of Coca-Cola brand beverages, has been bubbling up business for restaurants nationally, including Firehouse Subs and Moe’s Southwest Grill in Lexington.

Firehouse Subs, on South Upper Street near the University of Kentucky campus, replaced its traditional soda fountain with the machine on June 30, and “people are just really excited about it,” said franchisee owner Bob Conochalla.

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