I was recently asked by Coca-Cola to visit a few local places that have the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines set up and document my visits. The second in this series comes from Pei Wei Asian Diner, a subsidiary of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.
Pei Wei Asian Diner offers a prepared Asian items influenced by the cuisines of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand. Pei Wei features a counter service where guests order from a cashier, and the food is brought out to the table. The decor is a nice fusion of Asian and modern urban look, and there is an open kitchen where you can see the cooks preparing the foods all beneath giant woks hanging from the ceilings.
Coca-Cola Freestyle®, the first in a family of new dispensers, creates branded beverages by blending concentrated ingredients with water and sweetener at the point where the beverage is dispensed via proprietary PurePour Technology™. It does not use syrup, but instead uses concentrated ingredients stored in cartridges in the dispenser cabinet.
I ordered a Lemongrass Chicken Noodle salad, which I found to be a bit too “lemon-y” for my tastes with very little chicken, as well as a custom drink from the Coca-Cola Freestyle consisting of lemonade and Dr. Pepper. Below are photos of the experience!
The Coca Cola machines here are dark black, the first time I’ve seen a color other than red for the machines. Two machines were stationed here, but the first machine was “under repair”.
Exciting Developments at Pei Wei: Sriracha Chicken
A Look at the interior dining room at Pei Wei
Cooks having fun
The finished product – a very enjoyable, fun way to mix things up with soft drinks
Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Salad
Lemongrass chicken, chilled rice noodles, pineapple, carrots, scallions, iceberg lettuce, Napa cabbage, Fresno chile peppers, fried taro, lime, lemongrass vinaigrette in a butter lettuce cup. Too much lemon, with very unbalanced flavors.
Coca Cola Freestyle Info
- Facebook Page- http://CokeURL.com/cffo
- Event Page- http://CokeURL.com/cfeo
- Website- http://CokeURL.com/cfwo