I was at Five Guys getting my favorite burger and bag-full-o-fries and when I turned the corner to fill my cup, in place of the traditional soda machine was a tall red beauty that pretty much blew my mind!

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After I got past my initial shock I had to look it over first because I had no idea what to do. First you put your cup under the single spout (gone are the rows of taps) and push forward like normal to get your ice. Then...

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Select your soft drink of choice from the touch screen above and here's the surprise and why fountain drinks will never be the same from here on out...

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I selected Sprite and then a screen came up asking me WHICH Sprite I wanted... Yeah, I had the choice between cherry, orange, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, grape or peach Sprite!!!

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I stood there staring at it for a second in disbelief before finally pushing the the strawberry button and dispensing my taste-bud titillating beverage. I couldn't get home fast enough with my goodies and after a little research discovered that this bombshell is called the Coca-Cola Freestyle and apparently offers 100+ soda/flavor combinations!!I can't imagine how big the machine would have to be with 100+ spigots on the tap! You can even get a Vanilla Barq's Root Beer to taste like a root beer float and that's not all, you can even flavor your water too! I don't know where else these are but Five Guys, here I come! It's almost lunchtime... Tick, tock, tick tock...