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Concession stand food ideas

10 years 2 weeks ago #154474 by andenthal
Replied by andenthal on topic Re:Concession stand food ideas
Has anyone tried fried candy bars yet? Stick a skewer in them, freeze them overnight, dip them in a simple batter, fry (still frozen) until golden. When you bite into them the insides are all nice and melty.

I haven't tried it yet so I don't have a price range down, but I'll be doing it ASAP.
9 years 11 months ago #154783 by Linda
Replied by Linda on topic Re:Concession stand food ideas
What is a walking taco?
9 years 11 months ago #154846 by Mona
Replied by Mona on topic Re:Concession stand food ideas
If the concession stand is open during the warm weather I would suggest lemon shakes and packaged ice cream. Another idea instead of your organization paying for a food item, get the parents involved by letting them donate a special food or treat. Since the food item was donated your organization will receive 100% profit on that item.

Or even see if a local bakery or candy store can donate some special treats for you. Tell the businesses they would get free advertising if they would make a donation. This is what I did, since I own a business, I donated chocolate covered Oreo cookies with my business name and information.

Mona
9 years 11 months ago #154847 by Mona
Replied by Mona on topic Re:Concession stand food ideas
If the concession stand is open during the warm weather I would suggest lemon shakes and packaged ice cream. Another idea instead of your organization paying for a food item, get the parents involved by letting them donate a special food or treat. Since the food item was donated your organization will receive 100% profit on that item.

Or even see if a local bakery or candy store can donate some special treats for you. Tell the businesses they would get free advertising if they would make a donation. This is what I did, since I own a business, I donated chocolate covered Oreo cookies with my business name and information.

Mona
9 years 11 months ago #154853 by concession mom
Replied by concession mom on topic Re:Concession stand food ideas
I'm suprised no one has mentioned "Cup 'o Noodles". They are an "on demand" item (since you just add hot water) which means you're not throwing any leftovers out at the end of the day. Kids and adults alike LOVE them, especially on a cold day. They are cheap, less than 30 cents each at Wal-Mart and they're an easy sell at $2.00 each. Huge profit margin.

We also offer hot apple cider. We buy the instant powder mix at one of the local wholesale clubs (BJ's, Sams, etc...) and sell them for $1.00 each. Again just add hot water and no leftovers to throw away, and a significant profit margin.
9 years 11 months ago #154936 by kalay
Replied by kalay on topic Re:Concession stand food ideas
We manage a high school concessions stand at football/track meets. Salt potatoes, chili, ziti and donated burritos are very popular. Peanuts in the shell, in a small bag, left in the warmer are popular on a cold football night, pickles are popular - I love the pickle cicle idea - I can't believe it is so popular. don't know if upstat new yorkers will appreciate such a thing!! Having whole friut on hand is popular, too. Cold sliced pineapple, grapes and other bite size fruit cut up in a bag to go is popular during hot events. Hot cocoa is a must during football games and airheads and skittles are the most popular candy! Nationwide it seems!
kalay
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