Farmington business to focus on customizable drinks, snacks in a drive-thru location
Pop Drinks offers 50 to 60 "flavor shots" for drinks like soda, energy drinks
- The Pop Drinks is located at 2700 E. 20th St. in Farmington with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
- The Graffs took over the northeast corner of the Hutton Drive and East 20th Street intersection in July and the couple has been working since September to open this business.
- Using teas, energy drinks along with Coke and Pepsi soda products as a base, the employees at Pop Drinks used about 50 to 60 “flavor shots” like cherry, mango and vanilla to create customized drinks.
FARMINGTON — Devin and Lisa Graff were busy Saturday morning adding the finishing touches to their new Farmington business, which is seeking to become a modern soda shop by offering a variety of customizable drinks and snacks.
The Pop Drinks location for Farmington has been in development for about a year. The business takes over a lot which previously housed a used car dealership at 2700 E. 20th St. in Farmington, according to Co-Owner Devin Graff.
The business is aiming for a soft opening on Feb. 3 with a grand opening scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5.
Normal business hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Sunday hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The couple own and operate a Sweet Rolled Tacos shop in St. George, Utah. It sells rolled ice cream that is served in a taco shell-shaped waffle cone.
It was Lisa Graff idea to open a soda shop in Farmington. She had lived there about eight years ago.
The owners debated creating their own business and brand for the soda shop but learned of the Pop Drinks brand from a friend who Devin went to school with.
The Graffs took over the northeast corner of the Hutton Drive and East 20th Street intersection in July and the couple has been working since September to open this business.
“It’s been a lot of work but it’s really, really gratifying,” Devin Graff said.
Customizable drinks along with movie theater style popcorn and cookies are the main focus of the Pop Drinks menu.
“It's a soda and sweet shop. That's got something for everybody,” Devin Graff said. “We've got the sweets with cookies that are so good. And then we have salty with fresh movie theater popcorn, pretzel bites, and a variety of drinks.”
Using teas and energy drinks along with Coke and Pepsi soda products as a base, the employees at Pop Drinks use about 50 to 60 “flavor shots” — like cherry, mango and vanilla — to create customized drinks.
Items like fresh limes and lemons, purees like peach and strawberry along with creams like coconut and vanilla can be added to make a unique drink.
Devin shared two of his favorite items on the menu.
The Palms is a Diet Coke with fresh limes and coconut cream while the Pink Me Up is a Monster energy drink with pineapple flavoring, strawberry puree and coconut cream.
The business also sells a variety of cookies and popcorn for customers seeking a quick snack without getting out of their vehicle.
Pop Drinks will employ about 16 people with a manager and a mix of part-time and full-time employees.
Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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