Chipotle unrolls NYC new NEXT Kitchen

NEW YORK – Chipotle opened Chipotle NEXT Kitchen here at 504 6th Avenue, serving its newest dishes and beverages while testing new ordering technology such as digital menu screens. Eater NY reports that the kitchen is part of a $50 million marketing program focusing on the concept’s future. The site is using new equipment such as a frozen Margarita machine, Eater reports, and a new rice cooker, and also serves Queso, a much requested menu addition.

Soft drinks move into the “craft” area with 2 sister brands

BROOKLYN, NY – Craft ginger ale is stepping up thanks to sister brands Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Brooklyn Organics. Unlike the ‘usual suspects’ in soft drinks/sodas, the products use no artificial ingredients such as “ginger oil.” Ginger pieces can be seen in the bottles and the beverages are sweetened with pure cane sugar. The Bruce Cost line of locally crafted, unfiltered sodas now comes in a variety of flavors including

  • Original Ginger Ale (bottle and can)
  • “66” (66 calories with monk fruit)
  • Jasmine Tea
  • Ginger Beer
  • Pomegranate with Hibiscus
  • Passion Fruit with Tumeric
  • Blood Orange with Meyer Lemon

The Brooklyn Organics line includes Classic, Cola, Acai, Coconut and Guava. All sodas are non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten Free and Vegan. Go to





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