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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 in 2018

We hope that 2017 has been a successful year for you. As we close this last quarter it’s smart to evaluate new growth opportunities and your goals for 2018. Over the last several months, our team has put together the following free online resources to educate you about products and concession ideas that can build and increase profits for your business.

With each of these food-related downloads, you’ll see the actual costs per food 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.

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.

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.

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.

Resource #4 > Fall Festival Concessions and Equipment
Enjoying holiday-specific foods is an integral part of traditions, including harvest festivals and Halloween events such as haunted houses. If you’re not selling concessions for these activities, you’re missing a great opportunity for fall sales. Start with this download to learn about the must-haves, such as caramel apples, and learn about other items that are popular with guests and profitable for your business.

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. Call us today and let’s start the conversation.