Category Archives: concession start-up

PLANNING A FOOD CONCESSION – WHERE TO START

It’s often hard for someone starting a food concession to know WHERE to start. I believe they should start with EVENTS. Before they plan and design any other part of their concession business they should research and become familiar with … Continue reading

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COMPETING FOR SALES ON THE MIDWAY Part I: Signage

  Hands down, one of my favorite times of the day is after the booth is closed when I trot off to the camper, crack open my favorite snack (chocolate), and get down to counting the money. That is; unless … Continue reading

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Getting Food Booth Space at Events is Easier – Thanks to the Internet

Concession season is just around the corner. Now is the time to start early activities like scheduling events. Though, small summer festivals often don’t get organized until later in the spring, some larger events have already done so, and are … Continue reading

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A Concession Business Can Be Big or Small

Last year I received an email from a woman disputing a claim I made on my website; that a person can start a small concession for $500. The woman said her family had been in the concession business for over … Continue reading

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Four Important Steps to Getting Food Concession Space at Fairs and Special Events

Welcome 2012! With the party hats, confetti and well-earned hangovers behind us it’s time to start planning for the 2012 concession season. Every year I am surprised how fast winter slides into spring, bringing with it a flurry of the … Continue reading

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A Food Concessionaire Remembers Her First Event

I think every food concessionaire remembers his or her first event. Mine was with a stick joint made of scrap barn boards, screwed together on sight by my dad and me. It took all day and lots of hand tools … Continue reading

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Starting a Food Concession Business – Ask Yourself This

Two things I really like about the food concession business are the variety of food booths, and the people who run them.  Go to any event and you will see concessionaires who are young, old, educated, uneducated, liberal, conservative, cheerful … Continue reading

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Food Carts, Food Concessions – What’s the Difference?

You may have noticed the food cart craze sweeping the nation. I gotta say, it’s been a long time coming and I’m thrilled. About 25 years ago I, and several other food concessionaires created, what might have been, the first … Continue reading

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Food Booths – Big and Small

I am now in the process of designing a new food booth. I want one that is small and easy.  I am doing this because I am getting older, less energetic, and perhaps, a little cranky. Let me explain. I … Continue reading

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Food Concession Blog Launch – GASP!

Technology gives me a headache. Social media gives me the willies. However, after much encouragement from others I have decided to start blogging about my experiences in the food concession business. Please have patience as my learning curve is steep. … Continue reading

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