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Summer Concession Stand Ideas

5 Fun Concession Food Ideas for Summer

Temperatures are rising and so are concession sales! From stadiums to amusement parks, fairs, and shopping centers, patrons are craving refreshments. To capture their business, you’ll need the summer flavors that are known to attract attention. Explore 5 summer concession stand ideas to make your menu irresistible.

child holds a cup of shaved ice with multiple colors

Sno-Kones®, Shave Ice, Frozen Slush

Summertime’s favorite concession snack becomes even more appealing when you mix fun flavor combinations like key lime and coconut or orange pineapple. Plus, you can color the ice in red, white, and blue by using cherry and blue raspberry flavors. And make sure to check out our recipe for Patriotic Pop Slush!

family with kids holds cotton candy at fair

Cotton Candy

Expand your cotton candy business by adding specialty summer flavors. Cherry and bubble gum are popular in venues with kids, while adults enjoy the tropical tastes of banana and piña colada. Gold Medal also has seasonal flavors like Summer Passion, an energizing mix of citrus and passion fruit.

gourmet popcorn in gold cups surrounded by american flags

Gourmet Popcorn

For Memorial Day and July 4th, try making patriotic popcorn! Just use candy glaze with red and blue sprinkles. There are also flavors with a summer flair like blueberry or strawberry. Gourmet popcorn is a versatile and flavorful treat, making it a perfect concession stand idea for summer.

Red velvet funnel cake on a white plate

Funnel Cakes

Another creative menu idea to try this summer is a classic sweet treat with a new twist… red velvet funnel cakes! Simple to make, you combine funnel cake mix with the red velvet additive mix.  Top with powdered sugar or cream cheese frosting for a taste that’s sure to draw in the crowds.

frozen lemonade and lemons with small american flags on sticks

Refreshing Summer Beverages

No summer is complete without the satisfying taste of fresh-squeezed, ice-cold lemonade. This refreshing beverage will set your concession stand apart from those offering just soda. And prep is made quick and easy with the Lemonator®, Gold Medal’s commercial-grade lemon squeezer. Plus, lemonade tastes good and looks good when you serve it up in the souvenir-style Lemonade Cups.

Embrace Summer Flavors at Your Concession Stand

Summer is the perfect time to make the most of your concession menu. Give yourself an advantage by using unique summer flavors to enhance your offerings. Gold Medal’s concession specialists can help you determine what opportunities are in the best interest of your business. For a consultation, contact us today by locating your nearby Gold Medal dealer.