Soda Pop Dreams
I’ve always thought it’d be fun to open a soda bar—like the old-fashioned soda fountains that pharmacies used to have in them—except the unique twist would be “mixed” soda drinks with unique flavor combinations and fun names for the drinks. I also think there’s a huge opportunity for someone to introduce lychee soda drinks (from Asia) to the U.S. market. I imagine someone is already doing things like this somewhere, a la what Locopops in Raleigh has done for frozen pops.
Well, this video featuring John Nese, the owner/proprietor of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles, California, re-ignited my latent soda dreams today. Nese waxes philosophical about corn syrup, the only diet soda that tastes good, the best cola (a.k.a. best alternatives to the classic RC Draft), and re-use vs. recycling. He also shares some interesting insights about nichification and how having a unique product offering can differentiate you from the place next door.
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop … I – want – to – go – there: