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TST Tastefully Blends Beverage Flavors With Space Savings

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Say goodbye to cluttered countertops with tea pots, sugar bowls, bowls of lemon slices, and other flavor additives thanks to Lancer’s new TST (TouchScreen Tower). This attractive, illuminated dispensing tower pours teas, sweeteners, juices and other flavor additives in a modest 9.3” x 16.3” footprint. Its user-friendly digital touchscreen allows you to create unique and delightful flavor blends that cater to your personal preferences.

With up to 10 valve modules, TSTs flexibility allows you to easily launch and test new beverage campaigns, like summer flavors, winter spices, or the newest trendy sweetener, without removing your best sellers. Plus, the elegant style and customizable lighting patterns beautifully showcase your brands and create enticement.

I’m sold on this sweet dispenser and think you’ll love it too!

For more information on the TST contact Lancer at (888) 846-6729 or visit

4 of the Most Unique Drink Dispensers You Will See

Cold Drink Dispensers are known as a staple of businesses across the world. They provide patrons with cold goodness and businesses with more profit. Unfortunately, the standard look for cold drink dispensers can be a little boring and uninspired, compared to these!

(The best part is, some of these you can do by yourself at home)

1) The Rock Look

What’s great about these cold drink dispensers is that they can easily blend in with an outdoor vibe you may be trying to cultivate. If you are trying to establish a unique beachside theme, these rock dispensers can blend in nearly seamlessly.

2) The Watermelon Keg

Turning your watermelon into a cold drink dispenser is a cheap and easy way to get a unique feel for your party. Cut a lid from the top and scoop out the fruit, then drill a hole near the bottom, then use a knife to widen the hole until it’s slight smaller than a keg shank. Attach the shank, then fill the melon with whatever you want to serve!

3) R2D2

In the Star Wars films, R2D2 was essentially the handyman of the crew. Whenever someone needed something done, R2D2 was there to help. So it makes sense that someone would have crafted a drink dispenser based on the likeness of the popular character from Star Wars. It’s sure to be a point of conversation at parties where it makes an appearance.

4) The Driver

Isn’t it terrible when you are in the middle of a long 18-hole journey without something to drink? This is a creative and resourceful way to quench your thirst while on the links. You could really turn some heads if you were to not mention it initially and then pull it out on the eleventh hole when everyone is thirsty.

Cold Drink Dispensers do exactly what their name suggests, which is keeping drinks cold and dispensing them. They are an efficient way to keep the good times going in your business or backyard!

Choosing an Ice Machine

Choosing the right ice machine for your establishment can be a frustrating experience. There are countless makes and models, from the simple machines that produce 60 pounds of ice a day to giants that can make over 1500 pounds of ice a day. How can you decide which ice machine is the best for you?


When purchasing any type of restaurant equipment, from your soda dispensing system to your ice machine, cost is going to be a factor. What you don’t want to do is undercut yourself in the hopes of saving a couple of dollars. You are probably going to have your ice machine for a number of years, and there’s no point in starting out with something that you hate (or worse yet, isn’t up to snuff).


The second largest consideration for your ice machine should be about size. Measure the space where you want your ice machine to go before you start browsing for a new one, and don’t forget to put clearance space around it too! Like a refrigerator, an ice machine needs to breathe.

How much ice do you need in a day?

The following is an ice usage estimator. Please note that these are merely estimates and that some of your patients, patrons, or customers might use a lot or a little ice.

Restaurant: 1.5 pounds per person
Cocktail Lounge: 3 pounds per person
Hotel: 5 pounds per room
Convenience Store: 6 oz per 12 oz drink
10oz per 20 oz drink
15 oz per 32 oz drink
Hospital: 10 pounds per patient

Speed of Production

Generally, the more ice the machine can make in an hour, the larger the machine. How fast do you need your ice? Are you in a busy bar where you’re dispensing sodas, beer, and other drinks at a lightning pace? Are you in a fast-serve type of restaurant where running out of ice might be the source of complaints?

Types of Ice

The type of ice you need will also determine what machine to get. Are you needing cube, chewable, flake, or a specialty form? Learn what type you need before shopping around. There’s plenty of articles about the different types of ice on the web. We’re fond of cubelets for our sodas, cubes for alcoholic drinks, and nuggets for specialty drinks.

Quality Reputation

It’s necessary to consider the quality of the company. The company from which you buy your ice machine should have a devotion to customer service and believe that you’re more than just a sale. Is it Compatible with your Lancer Soda Machine?

Basically, does the ice machine that you want play well with your soda machine? In most cases, the answer will be yes, definitely, but it’s always good to check just in case. It would be a bad day to get your ice machine and realize that it won’t work with your Lancer soda dispenser.

Looking for an ice machine can be a tedious process. Always remember to call your ice machine vendor and soda machine vendors if you have any questions.

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Lancer Pours More at Sochi

Lancer Europe is helping to ensure the SOCHI Winter Olympics in Russia have world class drink systems to make sure nobody gets thirsty. Lancer has provided the very latest in post mix dispensing equipment to venues around the Sochi Olympic zone. Top performance is guaranteed when it comes to drink systems in bars/cafes/hotels/gas stations where 85 Lancer dispensing machines are serving the games. Lancer’s main winners at Sochi are counter electric dispensers. The Olympics are a daunting challenge to those on the field and to those behind the scenes. But we’ve done our training. We have a track record. We put on a winning performance before at the Wembley Stadium and the London’s Lords Cricket Ground during the London Olympics in 2012. We are world leaders when it comes to serving huge crowds in an efficient, hospitable and profitable manner. So if this news inspires you to break new records, just contact us and we can get you going with tactical advice, commercial information and technical support.
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