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Kitchen Innovation Award 2018 for the Multiplex Fresh Blender®

NRA Kitchen Innovation Award for the Multiplex Fresh Blender®

​Thank you everybody for visiting us in Chicago at the National Restaurant Show 2018 and making this such a great success for us including being awarded with this year's Kitchen Innovation Award for the Multiplex Fresh Blender®, our brand-new all-in-one station for blended and dispensed beverages.

Welbilt Show booth at NRA Show 2018 Chicago

It was crazy busy all day long with professional visitors waiting in line to test our delicious and refreshing offerings from the Fresh Blender® and to see it in action.

Welbilt Show booth at NRA Show 2018 Chicago


Delray Beach, FL.– Fresh Blends® powered by Multiplex showcased the first digital and fully automated, self-serve smoothie machine that utilizes blend-in-cup technology tomore than 40,000 foodservice industry professionals from around the world. The National Restaurant Association, Hotel-Motel Show, is home to the largest and most comprehensive event for the foodservice industry, hosted in Chicago, Illinois.

The 2018 NRA KI Award recipients reflect the trends and topics most important to foodservice and operations today. Just like the Fresh Blender®, the recipients must demonstrate a unique software approach making innovative solutions possiblewhile addressing operator concerns from labor, energy and water efficiency to food safety, sanitation, cross-functionality and space-saving efforts.

Supported by two industry leaders in their respective fields, they have partnered with Multiplex to design and build a state of the art beverage platform supported by one of the industry’s largest aftermarket service networks, Welbilt KitchenCare. “We are continuously creatingcustomersolutionswithour innovativebeverageplatform to meet the consumer’s needs.Ourproductdevelopmentsaredigitallyborn and provide a new reinvigorating approach to howweallmakepurchasing decisionsinthefoodserviceindustry. Becoming a 2018 Kitchen Innovation Award recipient lets us know we are on the right track.”added(insert name)

Fresh Blends® Powered by Multiplex® – One beverage system with endless innovative possibilities.


The innovative and connected beverage platform with a stylish and narrow footprint offers a large interactive and highly intuitive touchscreen for self-serve operations and a great user experience. What’s better than the boom in smoothies, shakes and frappes? A self-serve system that lets customers create their own in less than two minutes.

In just a 20” x 39” footprint, the FreshBlender integrates refrigeration, ice making, blending, dispensing, and digital controls for hundreds of self-served drinks per day. Realistic payback in well under a year.

Fresh Blends®

The successful turnkey solution to enable the complete range of blended and dispensed beverage options - High quality product, on-point marketing and POS, reliable equipment and unmatched service. Fresh Blends offers a wide range of traditional, better-for-you, and functional formulations to create a beverage program with the consumer in mind. It has been developed by our culinary team of award winning chefs and combines all of the Top Trend beverage options and flavors in a turnkey solution that offers highest quality and optimum versatility and flexibility to the consumer.

About Fresh Blends North America, Inc.

Fresh Blends is the successful turnkey frozen drinks solution for top trend flavors. The frozen, blended and dispensed beverage program has been developed by our culinary team of award winning chefs and beverage developers with the consumer in mind. It combines Top Trend beverage options in a turnkey solution that offers the highest quality and optimum versatility to the consumer while providing the operator with the maximum in efficiency and ease of operation. It enables a complete range of beverage applications from smoothies, frappes, macchiatos, lemonades, milk shakes, craft sodas, agua fresca’s to cold brew coffee drinks. Our beverages are freshly made with highest quality ingredients.

All-natural, GMO free, kosher certified, no preservatives, no artificial coloring or flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. For more information, visit

About Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. We offer fully-integrated kitchen systems and our products are backed by KitchenCare aftermarket parts and service. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company sells through a global network of over 3,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. The company has approximately 5,500 employees and generated sales of $1.46 billion in 2016. Its portfolio of award-winning brands includes Cleveland, Convotherm, Delfield, fitkitchenSM, Frymaster, Garland, Kolpak, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Merco, Merrychef and Multiplex. For more information, visit

Fresh Blends North America, Inc is based in Delray Beach, Florida.


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