Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show 2013


Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show 2013 The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show 2013 is right around the corner.  FDS will be exhibiting showcasing Stoelting Soft Serve Yogurt and ice cream machines at Booth # 1210, along with Elmeco frozen treat equipment and Therm0-Kool reach-in blast chillers and shock freezers. What is this show all about?

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show 2013 is where the foodservice industry comes together to show off the HOTTEST menu trends, STATE-OF-THE-ART design and décor, the BEST IN THE BUSINESS education, and demonstrate Food Trends Experience  – this is your one-stop source for everything you need!

FDS Booth # 1210


Show Dates

September 22, 2013

September …

Popsicles Made From Yogurt


Popsicles Made From Yogurt | Yogurt Shops Are Making Quick & Easy Profit It’s quite simple really.  Take your excess yogurt, shock freeze it and in 6 minutes you have delicious popsicles.  Florida Distributing Source will demonstrate how.

FDS is all about the latest trends in the Florida yogurt marketplace.  That said, popsicles made from yogurt by your excess yogurt is a ‘no brainer’, especially if you have a Thermo-Kool TK-3 Shock Freezer & Blast Chiller.

At the end of the business day/night, you may have some excess yogurt in your Stoelting soft serve machine that won’t be used as re-run.  Might as well use it for something verses throwing it away.   Watch the following …

Frozen Yogurt Machines For Sale In Florida


Frozen Yogurt Machines For Sale In Florida FDS provides turn-key solutions in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples, the Pan-Handle and everywhere in between.

Frozen yogurt machines is who we are. It’s in our DNA, especially when you consider we started out in the foodservice industry 25 years ago providing frozen beverage and treat machines. FDS has the highest quality commercial frozen yogurt machines for sale in Florida. High output and low maintenance is what we are all about.  Ultimately, your service calls are minimized yielding more profit to your business.

What Frozen Yogurt Machines Do We Provide? Stoelting Frozen Yogurt Machines Frozen Soft Serve Ice Cream Machines Frozen Beverage Machines Frozen …

Frozen Custard Machines Florida


Frozen Custard Machines Florida Frozen custard was invented in Coney Island, New York in 1919 by adding egg yolks to ice cream. It made for a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer.   Needless to say, it was a huge hit!

Frozen custard is very dense.  Unlike soft serve ice cream that is half ‘air’, frozen custard has an overrun of 15-30% – meaning it’s mostly product.  According to wikipedia, “another difference between commercially produced frozen custard and commercial ice cream is the way the custard is frozen. The mix enters a refrigerated tube and, as it freezes, blades scrape the product cream off the barrel walls. The now frozen custard is discharged directly into containers from which it can be served. The speed with which …

Smoothies For Profit Margins In Florida Schools


Smoothies For Profit Margins In Florida Schools Who says kids won’t eat their veggies? Turn Commodities Into Profit

Nutritional smoothies that students will love…

Hope you all had a great summer!  Now with the focus being back on the kids, it’s time for more nutritious meals and finding ways to generate new revenue.

Pinellas County Schools received a lot of accolades for innovative ways to offer meals to students, even during the summer.  For instance, they use commodities like sweet potatoes to make delicious smoothies that students love.

The following excerpt is from a story covered last month by the Tampa Tribune:

“In middle schools, the 180 different foods provided by the USDA, such as canned yams and spinach, are used to …

Commercial Water Filtration System For Frozen Beverage Machines


Commercial Water Filtration Systems and Frozen Beverage Machines go hand in hand.  That is, if you want to offer the highest quality product to your customers.

Whether you operate a frozen beverage machine, frozen soft serve equipment or anything else that requires water, you run the risk of contamination if you are not using a water filtration system.

According to Wikipedia, water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose. Most water is purified for human consumption (drinking water), but water purification may also be designed for a variety of other purposes, including meeting the requirements of medical, pharmacological, chemical and industrial applications. In general the methods used include physical …

Stoelting Frozen Drink Machines


Stoelting Frozen Drink Machines | Frozen yogurt, shakes, beverages, batch, soft serve equipment and much more.

Any Big Brother fans out there? If so, perhaps you caught their yogurt eating contest the other night. Did you know they were eating from Stoelting machines? Yep.

When it comes to frozen treat and drink machines, Stoelting continues to lead the way in technology, innovation, high output and a small footprint. Let’s face it – it’s their business.

Here are a few technical benefits to highlight:

IntelliTec2™ control panel touchpad communicates with the operator; one control operates one barrel or multiple barrels. Read More

Florida Schools: Turn Commodities Into Profit With Smoothies


Who says kids won’t eat their veggies?










STOELTING. Proven Leader In Smoothie Equipment

Imagine if you could turn your cans of sweet potatoes into profitable smoothies that your students will love!Using Art Dunham’s proven model in the Pinellas County school system, we can provide you a complete solution that will:




Sunshine Food and Fuel Expo 2013


What is the Sunshine Food and Fuel Expo?  And why is Florida Distributing Source (FDS) there this week?

he Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association and the Asian American Store Owners Association would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming Sunshine Food and Fuel Expo.

The Expo boasts over 1,000 Attendees, representing over 5,000 convenience stores, and includes petroleum marketers, dealers, and non-petroleum marketers consisting of supermarkets and superettes. Also in attendance will be petroleum fuel suppliers, marketing personnel, representatives from equipment and services companies and other allied businesses.

FDS provides gas stations and convenient stores like RaceTrac frozen beverage and soft serve equipment to help increase revenue.  Stop …

Hello frozen beverage and dessert equipment world!


Florida Distributing Source (FDS) is excited to announce that our new website is LIVE!  It’s been a long time coming but yes, we have finally given in to the technology movement and realize we need to connect with the food service industry in the most advanced ways.  You, our clients, deserve the best.  Just like with the Stoelting Frozen Beverage and Dessert equipment we provide, we look forward to connecting with you in ways like never before in order to help promote your brand and provide you unmatched customer service throughout the state of Florida.