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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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FIVE STEPS – PRICE YOUR FOOD CONCESSION MENU FOR HIGHER PROFIT

Is your food concession business serving long lines of customers at busy events but you are not seeing much profit? It’s possible your menu is not priced correctly.  By using the correct formula to find the right price point for … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Build Your Staff Management Skills for a More Profitable Food Concession Business

Many food concessionaires feel that hiring and managing good help is one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of managing a food concession business. It is also one of the most important. Working in a food concession is not … 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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