Interplay Learning launches milkshake training course in response to national  ongoing crisis.

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AUSTIN, Texas — April 1, 2023 —Interplay Learning, the leading provider of online and virtual reality training for the essential skilled trades, announces the creation of a 3D training simulation that could be the cherry on top of a solution that will help fast-food franchisors across the nation double or even triple their profits.

With the introduction of a milkshake machine troubleshooting and repair course, Interplay Learning is hoping to help combat the crippling effects of unreliable machinery, which studies show is broken or down for repairs 86% of the time and 100% of the time when your child wants one.  

“This situation has been a thorn in the sides of hardworking men and women for decades,” said Doug Donovan, founder and CEO of Interplay Learning. “Businesses have shut down, employees have lost their jobs, and millions of children have been unable to get the milkshake they wanted. This new course is going to be valuable for many business owners, and it introduces Interplay Learning and our services to a brand-new audience.”

The free course is the first of its kind, and it will help technicians identify common failures, troubleshoot issues, and execute repairs quickly and efficiently. It joins Interplay Learning’s growing catalog of expert-led training and hands-on 3D simulations for technicians in service industries, including HVAC, plumbing and electrical. 

“We’ll be solving a critical issue for franchises across the country by helping businesses recover lost profits and stop turning away paying customers,” Donovan said. “Helping businesses not only survive but thrive, is why we do this every day.”

To learn more and view the free training simulation, visit

About Interplay Learning

Austin-based Interplay Learning offers scalable and effective training for the essential skilled trades that helps business leaders, educators and their teams build better companies, better careers and better lives. Interplay Learning’s immersive online and VR training platform for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, hospitality, multifamily maintenance and facilities maintenance workforces includes expert-led video courses, hands-on 3D simulations, knowledge checks and custom learning paths to upskill advanced technicians and help new technicians be job-ready in weeks, not years.  

Interplay Learning was named to the 2022 Inc. 5000 and Inc. Best in Business lists and earned three honorable mentions in Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. Visit to learn more.

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Don’t be too disappointed that we’re not saving the world one fallen ice cream machine at a time…Interplay Learning is solving other real world problems through online simulations every day!


While we don’t have a milkshake miracle right now, you can still have fun with this free simulation. And stay tuned, because we’re always evolving our catalog and spinning up new content that supports all types of businesses across many verticals. 


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