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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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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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Four Factors that Influence Food Concession Sales

Hands down, the best part of this concessionaire’s day is after my booth is closed when I trot off to my camper, crack open my favorite snack, and get down to counting the money. That is, unless my sales were … 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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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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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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When Food Carts Close for Winter They Lose Income, Not Headaches

Recently, as I drove through Portland Oregon, I passed several food carts that were closed for winter. It got me wondering what the operators of these carts do for income while they wait for better weather to re-open in the … Continue reading

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