Sugar Rush Soda Shop — a brand new, impartial strong point drink joint inside the same vein as Fitz, Sodalicious and Swig — opened this past December in Marriott-Slaterville. Located at 517 N. 2000 West, Sugar Rush is a bit off the overwhelmed direction. But loyal customers say it’s really worth the journey for beverages just like the Tropical Sunset, the Upside Down, the Midnight Moon, or the … immediately-up Dr. Pepper?
Eric White, of Farr West, admits that he frequents Sugar Rush “manner too regularly.”
“I commonly stop in earlier than work,” he stated.
What’s extra, White says he gets the precise identical issue every day: of the store’s homemade sugar cookies, and a regular Dr. Pepper. The sugar cookies, he insists, are “the first-rate ones around.”
And Dr. Pepper?
“It’s a lot higher than the stuff at Maverik or 7-Eleven,” he says.
Maybe so, but with dozens of flavored sodas to select from, one would assume White would possibly opt for something a chunk extra adventurous, like the Vanellope, Bennington or Pineapple Schweetz. He says that’s what the ladies behind the counter have been telling him, however, he’ll stick with what works for him, thanks very a whole lot.
“They attempted to get me to exchange to at least one of those different beverages, but I’m just not going to do it,” he says with a grin.
Bailee Gray is the store’s 21-12 months-vintage owner. She says she used to work at a soda shop — heck, she managed a soda store for 2 years while nonetheless a teen. But Gray additionally says she quickly found out she wanted to be her personal boss.
“I’ve continually regarded, due to the fact I changed into younger, that I desired to personal an enterprise,” she stated. “I just love being part of a network, and I’d notion about starting my very own soda keep for a long term.”
Gray become a member of the Fremont High School drill crew (a present-day worker is the daughter of Gray’s drill-crew instruct), first runner-up within the Miss Roy competition, and Junior Posse rodeo queen for Plain City.
“I’m a spitfire, that’s for sure,” Gray says. “When I need something, I cross for it a hundred and ten percent.”
And one of the matters she definitely desired changed into to have a place to employ the teenagers who aren’t much younger than she is. Gray has 15 element-time personnel, maximum are nevertheless in high college.
“I desired to have an area in which youngsters out here in Farr West, Plain City and all that could have an amazing first job,” she stated. “It’s important to be a part of the network that way, supplying a very good first task for the children out right here. That’s my favorite component.”
Sugar Rush does a reasonably constant business via its power-via window, and Gray says the lion’s share of the business is repeat customers.
“Most of our personnel may have their liquids ready for them, or as a minimum realize what they want,” she stated.
Sugar Rush Soda Shop offers Coke and Pepsi products, as well as mixed beverages of all stripes. The maximum popular blended drink is the Tropical Sunset, proposing pineapple, strawberry and coconut flavoring in Mountain Dew, Sprite or 7-Up. Also famous is The Upside Down, with raspberry, coconut, and cream in Dr. Pepper.
Various different drinks consist of the Super Schrute (raspberry, blackberry and coconut in Coke or Pepsi), the Vader (watermelon and blueberry in Mountain Dew, Sprite or 7-Up), the Peach at the Beach (peach, cream and vanilla in Dr. Pepper), and the Patronus Punch (mango puree and blackberry in lemonade).
If a sugar rush isn’t sufficient for you, the soda store additionally incorporates energy drinks — Red Bull, Rockstar and Monster — that can be mixed with all sorts of syrups.
“We call that Energy Rush,” Gray said.
Also available is the Italian espresso Lavazza, with espressos, caramel macchiatos and so forth.
In the non-liquid department, Sugar Rush gives cookies, cinnamon rolls, pretzels, and bagels.
Prices range, from $1 for a 12-ounce vanilla Coke to $four.Seventy-five for a 20-ounce caramel macchiato.
The menu changes often, in line with Gray — proper now they have a “Marvel Menu” proposing drinks with names taken from Marvel superheroes.
But their absolute favored drink to make? The children liquids.
“The kid’s liquids are Italian sodas,” Gray stated. “They have whipped cream, sprinkles and sweet on them. They’re amusing to make, and we like handing them to the youngsters — it’s a laugh to look it makes their day.”
Kids beverages include services like the Shark Bite (blue raspberry, cream, raspberry sauce and shark gummies), Tickled Pink (bubble gum, cream, whipped cream and cotton candy), Birthday Cake (cupcake, strawberry, sprinkles, cherry and whipped cream), and Groot Beer (chocolate, vanilla, root beer, chocolate sprinkles and whipped cream).
And don’t permit the Sugar Rush call to fool you. Gray stated maximum liquids have sugar-loose and eating regimen options.
“It’s only an amusing and satisfied atmosphere,” Gray stated of her soda store. “When you return to Sugar Rush, you’re family.”