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Our blog is your source for concession industry tips and tricks. Whether you’re looking for unique ideas for fundraising, want information on creating a successful sweet shop in your grocery store, or need new ways to promote your gourmet popcorn business, we have plenty of information to inspire you. You’ll find new menu recommendations, marketing ideas, seasonal suggestions, and more. Feel free to scroll through all of our posts or browse by category to find relevant information for you.


4 Tools for Expanding Your Concession Business

Discover four free resources to benefit your concession stand business


When you know you want to grow or try something new in your concession business, but you're not certain where to start, Gold Medal is here for you! With over 90 years of experience, we've helped businesses of all shapes and sizes. In that time, we've put together some of the top resources in the industry. These informative guides will help you to learn and understand more about our products and the options you have. This is a great starting point to have prior to consulting with one of our concession specialists. 

With each of these downloads, you’ll find helpful insights such as the estimated food costs per serving, the suggested retail prices, and the final margins. You’ll also learn tips for selling the items – that’s because whether you manage a six-figure stadium concession business or run a food cart part-time, we’re there for you every step of the way at Gold Medal.

row of different styles of popcorn machines lined across multiple tables draped in black fabric

Resource #1

Which Popper is Right for Me?
This is an indispensable tool for understanding what to look for when choosing a popcorn machine. Volume, power, and space are a few things to consider, as well as who will be operating the popper. Start with this download for an overview of six types of popcorn machines for businesses.

a bowl of caramel corn in front of squares of chocolate fudge

Resource #2

Top-Performing Snacks: Gourmet Popcorn and Fudge
If you’re just getting into the food concession business, your choices for snacks to sell can be overwhelming. Download this resource to learn what makes gourmet popcorn and fudge stand out, and discover some surprising flavors that you can add to the mix.

rainbow frozen treat in a cup with white and red striped straw sticking out

Resource #3

Guide to Frozen Treats
What’s the difference between Sno-Kones®, shave ice, and Frusheez®? All are popular, refreshing treats but which is the right fit for your concession stand or food cart? Discover all of your options, including recommended machines, supplies, and flavors.

white typography inside a yellow-to-orange gradient circle stating 5 Secrets to Getting More Out of Your Concessions with gold medal snacks, smiles, success logo

Resource #4

5 Secrets to Getting More Out of Your Concessions
In the concession business, it is easy to rest on your tried and true favorites. But what if you want to try something new yet minimize the risks? Can you create seasonal items and keep costs down? How do you find the balance for foods that appeal to the public and generate the best profits for your business? This download is a great place to start for ideas that will help you unlock even more profit potential in your concession menu.

These concession resources are meant to answer some common questions about what to sell and get you thinking about easy ways to expand your menu. 

Know that Gold Medal is invested in you. We aim to find solutions that align with your goals and provide professional insights. After the initial product sale, Gold Medal trains your team, delivers the products, and answers all questions to keep your sales rolling and lines moving. Contact us today and let’s start the conversation.