Food Concepts & Ideas

In addition to providing concession equipment and supplies, Gold Medal is committed to sharing expert food ideas that will keep you feeling creative. Fresh twists on old favorites, new food trends, and other menu suggestions offer inspiration for you to build on to surprise and delight your customers. Use these concepts to spark ideas of your own and add new energy to your concession business.


Wings, Burgers, and More with Signature Shakes™

Expand Your Menu with Signature Shakes Recipes

Are your taste buds tired of the same old seasonings? Would you like to add some flavor back into your meals? Gold Medal’s Signature Shakes™ are made to help you bring creativity to your recipes! Whether bold, a classic spice, or a new unique taste, this line has something for everyone. Expand your menu with some of these selections:

chicken wings coated in buffalo breath signature shakes seasoning

Wing Sauce

Great as an appetizer or main course, wings are a crowd-pleaser in a big way! This versatile food can be made in so many different ways with a wide variety of flavors. Wings can be a meal on their own but are also known to be paired with pizza, burgers, and even salads. Traditionally, wings were always deep-fried. It leaves the outside crisp and inside tender. If you’re concerned about the oil, there are alternatives including baked or grilled. So, you can find the method that works best for you. Customizing the sauce with Signature Shakes allows you to enjoy flavors like Garlic Parmesan, with Italian-inspired flavor in every bite! Or choose a sweet and savory blend in Honey Mustard. And for a classic, hot buffalo wing taste, try Buffalo Breath.

Get the Wing Sauce recipe here.

crinkle cut french fries seasoned with signature shakes seasoning

French Fry Seasoning

It’s more than just fast food. You’ll find fries as a side, appetizer, and snack – making it the top way people enjoy eating potatoes. How many different types of fries are there? Waffles fries, curly fries, crinkle-cut fries, steak fries, shoestring fries, tater tots, and even sweet potato fries, just to name a few. According to National Geographic, the average American eats nearly 30 pounds of French fries each year. What better (and affordable) way to expand your menu than by offering seasonings for your fries? Ranch seasoning is a popular, craveable flavor. While Bacon & Cheese brings together two of the most favorite mouth-watering flavors.

Get the French Fry Seasoning recipe here.

fresh cheese hamburger topped with pickles, lettuce, tomato, and onion

Burger Seasoning

According to the USDA, Americans consume about 50 billion burgers per year. There’s a lot of choices in the marketplace and there’s a need to determine how you can distinguish yourself from the competition. The most flavorful burgers are the ones that keep customers coming back. You want not only to be memorable and enjoyable but also highly sellable. Make Signature Shakes your secret ingredient. Take it up a notch with a bold flavor like Barbecue. A blend of garlic, basil, rosemary, and other seasonings can be found in Mediterranean Herb. Or try something more classic, Sea Salt & Black Pepper.  

Get the Burger Seasoning recipe here.

street corn seasoned with signature shakes seasoning with slices of lime

Street Corn Seasoning

With its roots dating back to the Aztecs, Street Corn is growing in popularity. According to market research from Datassential, it has increased by more than 110% in the past four years, even though it's only on 2% of menus in American restaurants. The highest awareness is among Gen Z and Millennials. So, Street Corn has incredible potential. Served on the cob, with mayo, the seasoning can be what sets your recipe apart. For a Cajun kick, you’ll enjoy the distinct flavors in Signature Shakes Cajun Seasoning. Or if you dare, the very hot Hot Jalapeño is not for the faint of heart.

Get the Street Corn Seasoning recipe here.

apple donuts seasoned with signature shakes churro seasoning

Apple Donuts

This is not your average donut! The appeal of Apple Donuts is to enjoy a sweet indulgence. And this treat offers a satisfying flavor that you can enrich with Signature Shakes. Made with tart, firm apples, such as Granny Smith, you first core, then slice to create apple rings. Next, they are dipped into a funnel cake batter and fried. We recommend seasoning with Caramel or Churro for a flavor sensation your customers will love!

Get the Apple Donuts recipe here.


birthday cake bubble waffles drizzled in white chocolate, topped with rainbow sprinkles and signature shakes seasoning

Look for more appetizers, entrées, and side recipes like these to come in the future! Wanting more inspiration? For desserts and other sweet treats, explore the dessert options in New Year, New Way to use Signature Series!


Our concession pros are here to help you integrate Signature Shakes into your menu. Just call 800-543-0862, email [email protected], or reach out to your nearest distributor.