Have you wondered if the soft drinks you are drinking in fast food chains came from the regular glass or plastic bottles you usually see in your neighbourhood sari-sari stores? Or have you thought about something else?
As for me, I really thought that the soft drinks I am ordering in different fast food chains came from that same bottle and the service crews pour it out into my glass but when I saw them pressing the plastic cups into a machine, I thought otherwise. One early morning, I saw a delivery van outside some fast food chain of a known soft drink brand and the men carry out carbon dioxide cylinders. I realize now what some of my friends who worked for such company what CO2 means. These gas cylinders carry my drinks inside them I believe.
These ways of dispensing soft drinks is common in fast food chains, known bake shops and restaurants. But in our little town, and nearby municipalities, around 5 stores/food chains only have these machines and CO2 cylinders maybe because it is expensive to maintain and install but I believe that most soft drinks company install it for free and they let you borrow their cylinders if your store or restaurant is selling a lot of soft drinks every day. What I mean is that they give you a sales target every month in order for them to gain a good income from the machines and cylinders that they left you with.
The next time you drink that cup of soft drink in a fast food chain, check out how they dispense and put your soft drinks into your cup, it’s different from opening a bottle of soft drinks and pour it in your glass which you usually do in your home.