Matching articles for Concessions: 14
Feature Article - October 2016
Before you get your fest off the ground, find out more about best practices and clever innovations that others have engaged to attract a crowd.
Problem Solver - August 2016
There is a growing consciousness around the healthy qualities of the food we consume. Because of this, be sure to pay attention to brands that combine nutritious products with great taste. That way, your visitors won't have to choose between fun and health.
Feature Article - September 2015
Healthy treats, fun activities and mobile stages can really raise the bar for community events. Learn more about some of the tools you can use to make your next event a showstopper.
Problem Solver - August 2015
If you're thinking about changing the concession options you provide to visitors, branded fast food is a great alternative to your existing program. While you can manage concessions on your own, any change to your food offerings should take into consideration a branded quick-service concept, which will provide snack and meal options from recognized sources your guests know and trust. But with so many concepts out there, it's important to narrow down your choices to find the solution that best fits your situation.
While traditional concession foods might not appeal to these more health-focused consumers, they will scan your menu to find healthier alternatives. Give them a few choices, and they'll likely become repeat visitors.
Feature Article - February 2014
If you manage your concessions and events well, you can create a win-win situation—providing food and fun for your fans, as well as boosting your revenue potential.
Problem Solver - August 2013
Do your homework. Make sure you speak with representatives from the brands you are considering, but also meet with the individuals who run their locations. Find out if the franchisees are happy with their decision to be part of that brand. Is there dissension among the ranks? Is the corporate office responsive to their needs, and how much say do franchisees have regarding operations and product mix? What types of support, training and communications systems are in place? Also, does one always deal with the head office, or can a local representative help when needed?
Shade structures are available in many shapes, sizes and colors, so you'll be sure to find an option that suits your site perfectly. And whether it's a fabric umbrella, a sail or something different, you'll also be protecting your patrons from sun exposure, with up to 99 percent UV screening.
Guest Column - September 2012
Keep your concession stand ahead of the competition by staying on top of the latest trends in tasty treats.
Guest Column - September 2011
Concession foods still remain one of the best ways to make a big impact for the recreation industry. They can boost revenue, encourage families to stay longer and return more often, and set you apart from other local entertainment options.