The Coca-Cola Company has introduced a new Freestyle countertop fountain dispenser, which it says will give smaller-footprint restaurants the ability to offer more than 80 beverage choices.

Coca-Cola Freestyle 7100 features a 24-inch, high-definition touchscreen and an intuitive user interface.

Available in red or black, the dispenser is powered by the Freestyle Operating System (FOS) which delivers over-the-air software updates, an enhanced diagnostics dashboard with real-time drink inventory levels and ‘self-healing’ maintenance capabilities.

A new content management system (CMS) will enable restaurants to seamlessly promote new marketing content and add new beverage brands and categories.

The 7100 is the latest model to join the Coca-Cola Freestyle portfolio and comes after the launch of the Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100, featuring Bluetooth technology.

In 2020, Coca-Cola also rolled out a contactless pouring solution across its entire North American fleet of 40,000 Freestyle dispensers, where consumers can choose and pour a drink from their phone by auto-scanning a QR code on the display.

“We are always designing the next generation of the Coca-Cola Freestyle platform by innovating in response to feedback and in-market learnings with hardware and software upgrades that both meet our customers’ operational needs and engage consumers with a premium fountain beverage experience,” said Felica Hale, VP, equipment strategy, The Coca-Cola Company.