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Starting a Concession Business

New ventures can be intimidating, but not when you have the team of experts at Gold Medal on your side. When starting a concession stand business, one of your first tasks should be to explore our site and call us for a consultation. We offer in-person taste sampling and training on how to use equipment such as industrial popcorn machines; we even share suggestions for designing your food service area. You’re not alone when you choose Gold Medal as your concession equipment supplier! Get information on starting a concession business here and call us to get started.

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Where to Sell Your Concession Foods

Deciding Where to Sell Concession Foods

Selling concession foods offers a lot of versatility and freedom for your business. Fun foods work well in any place where people gather and you get to move around and decide what works best for you.

Find Information on Where to Sell

If you’re unsure of where you should start a fun foods setup in your region, there are resources available to you. Get ideas for local events through your state Department of Natural Resources, and contact your local chamber of commerce or visitors’ bureau for suggestions. It also pays to subscribe to regional magazines, which usually list most upcoming events.

Example Locations to Spark Inspiration

To help you brainstorm ideas for where to sell, we’ve put together a list. This is not comprehensive, so just use it as a jumping off point to think of even more opportunities near you.

  • Holiday festivals
  • Pumpkin patches
  • Amusement parks
  • Bakeries
  • Car shows
  • Family reunions
  • Community parks
  • Flea markets
  • Parades
  • Highway rest areas
  • State parks
  • Sporting events

Financial Considerations

Once you’ve determined your venue plans, you’ll need to ask questions about fees. Some locations require a flat fee for booth space and electricity use, while others take a percentage of your earnings over the course of the event. Make sure you understand and agree to the terms before committing.

Download the full ebook for more tips for starting a successful concession business.

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