An Era of Ingenuity
Advancements in technology have fueled product development at Gold Medal. Touch screen controls were introduced as an option for the PopClean® Elite Series Poppers, giving operators the ultimate user experience. This interface included customizable settings and recipes, which improved employee training and ease of operation. The launch of touch screen technology paves the way for a long legacy of future developments across product categories.
Additionally, Gold Medal redefined the popcorn experience with a line of popcorn vending machines known as the Ready Series. These self-serve popcorn dispensers transform the way popcorn is served. No more scooping, popcorn can be dispensed with just the push of a button. The series contains four models: the 8-oz ReadyPop® Jr., 16-oz ReadyPop®, and the ReadyServe® One and ReadyServe® cabinets. Select options may also include cashless payment systems and custom graphics packages. Venues such as stadiums, convenience stores, and movie theaters appreciate the labor savings and user-friendliness it offers consumers.
Gourmet popcorn continues to be a thriving market. Gold Medal's sweet shop setup has emerged as the prime way to equip grocery stores to make and sell fresh gourmet popcorn, fudge, cotton candy, caramel and candy apples, and other traditional concession food favorites.
Another noteworthy initiative was Gold Medal's investment in building a 42,000 square-foot facility to produce ready-to-eat popcorn. This state-of-the-art popcorn manufacturing site is outfitted with Gold Medal poppers, cooker mixers, and tumblers. It allows Gold Medal to make our signature gourmet popcorn recipes available as prepackaged varieties. Tens of thousands of pounds of popcorn are produced per shift including caramel corn, cheese corn, kettle corn, and butter popcorn.
Food safety and operational excellence remain top priority for Gold Medal. Earning SQF Certification is considered the highest possible global food safety standard. It demonstrates our commitment to quality across all policies and procedures.
With more than 500 employees, 16 branch locations, and a global network of dealers, Gold Medal stands strong leading the way for the future of the concession equipment and supply industry.