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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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A Commissary Serves a Variety of Functions in a Food Concession Business

A concession business usually includes a commissary – a place to store and service equipment and stock between events. The commissary of a concessionaire who serves a simple menu may be something as easy as a little floor space in … 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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Food Concession Menus – Know Your Market

In the food concession business, when it comes to menus, it can be a challenge to identify and pin down your market. Because your market is, literally, a moving target. In one day your customers might be attendees of a … Continue reading

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Food Carts, Food Trucks, and Food Concessions Serve Different Markets

Not long ago food trucks were called “roach coaches” and served quick snacks to industrial site workers. Now, food trucks and food carts seem to be on every street corner and discussed on every form of media. In fact, just … 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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