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4 Fun Food Ideas for Your Fundraiser

Four staples to concession foods popcorn, pretzels, nachos and hot dogs.

Fundraising season is just around the corner, and selling concession foods as part of your upcoming fundraiser event is an excellent choice. Concession stands offer many easy and fun food fundraising options with high profit margins.

When you think of concessions, many fun foods may come to mind. It’s important to know that some options are better than others, for various reasons. Ultimately, you want to go with choices that are easy to manage and, at the end of the day, bring in the most money for your school or church. As you coordinate fundraiser event ideas, consider the following options.


Top Fun Foods to Sell at a Fundraiser

mother and son sit in a park together eating popcorn

1. Popcorn

When it comes to food fundraising ideas, you can't go wrong with popcorn. Popcorn is easy to prepare and the smell of popping popcorn will tempt anyone into making a purchase. You only need a few basic supplies along with a minimal investment to sell popcorn, and it has a 78-95% profit margin.

Basket of Nachos layered with warm cheese and jalapenos

2. Nachos and Cheese

Nachos are another effective food to sell at fundraising events. There is virtually no clean-up involved when it comes to selling nachos and cheese, and there’s little food waste. This tasty snack boasts a 58-75% profit margin.

A soft pretzel being dipped into warm cheese dip

3. Pizza and Pretzels

You don’t have to choose between these popular favorites. When you sell both pizza and pretzels, you can double the use of your warmer. Both can be easily displayed and kept warm by using the convenient combo rack. Profit margins are 66-72% for pizza and pretzels.

A woman outside enjoys a chili dog and french fries

4. Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are another low-maintenance, high-return concession food to sell at a fundraiser. Gold Medal hot dog rollers are durable, easy to clean and come in multiple sizes to accommodate both small and large volume needs. Increase your variety of options when you add bratwursts, mettwursts, or taquitos. Concession hot dogs have a 57–71% profit margin.

For even more great fundraising event ideas and choices, download our School Fundraising Guide. It includes questionnaires, checklists, and other tools to determine the best solutions for your specific needs. To find out more about the equipment and supplies you’ll need to make your fundraising event a success, contact Gold Medal Products Co. today.