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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.

Kettle Corn 101: Turn a Classic Snack into a Thriving Business
Make and sell the best kettle corn with our expert tips on equipment, flavors, and marketing. Turn this sweet and salty treat into a profitable business!
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How to Choose the Right Commercial Popcorn Machine
Discover the top factors to consider when buying a commercial popcorn machine. Learn why Gold Medal’s high-quality poppers are the best choice for your business.
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Sweetness on Demand: Advanced Technology for Making Cotton Candy
Discover the future of making cotton candy with the QuickSpin® commercial cotton candy machine. Learn how to make cotton candy like a pro, offer flavor customization, and benefit from the superior technology.
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Your Sports Concession Stand Q&A
Have questions about running a sports concession stand? Gold Medal can help! This Q&A covers everything from profit margins, food selection, new technology, and more.
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Concession Stand Checklist for the Spring Season

Armed with this checklist, your concession stand will be ready for the season ahead! With tips for equipment, supplies, and employees, you'll be confident you can be prepared for success!

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Water Park Concession Food Ideas to Increase Sales
While the priority for water park guests is to splash to their hearts’ content, at some point during their visit, they’ll need to eat and drink! Try these tips to generate more sales.
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Sports Bar Menu & Marketing Ideas for Game Days

Game time is the perfect time to get out those nacho cheese dispensers, corn dog fryers, and more. Take advantage of the season by implementing key concession strategies.

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What Is a Snow Cone? Shave Ice vs. the Snow Cone
What's the difference, and why all the fuss? In the concessions industry, people have strong opinions. We’re taking a closer look the history of these tasty frozen treats.
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