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Vending Tabletop Concessions

Vending tabletop concessions allow you to serve up food to people in an array of settings. Whether you are a vendor at a carnival, a movie theater, or a special event, you can have food readily available for people to buy. Some models even allow you to set-and-go.

What are the different types of concessions?

As a vendor, you have some different decisions to make. This includes whether you want to offer traditional concessions or if you want to have a vending product that allows people to dispense what they want without you around. Either way, there are quite a few options available including some of the most desired concession items:

  • Popcorn machines
  • Cotton candy machines
  • Snow cone machines
  • Bulk candy machines
  • Hot dog rollers
What concession supplies need to be refilled?

You will find that when it comes to concessions, many of the supplies need to be refilled. Once you purchase the machine itself, you will need the ingredients that go inside. The supplies will be dependent on the machine and the number of people you're serving. Some of the basic supplies include:

  • Ingredients
  • Oil or other products needed for cooking
  • Containers (bags, cups, etc.)
Do vending machines allow prices to be set individually?

Various vending machines allow people to pay and get what they want without you being there. It provides a significant amount of convenience. Some vending machines are preset to accept a certain amount of money, such as the bulk candy machines designed to accept quarters. Other vending machines allow you to determine how much you charge for the different items. Many of these machines are digital, allowing you to program everything to your liking.

What needs to be decided when buying concession products?

When you're a vendor of concession products, there are a few decisions you have to make. Once you decide whether you want to physically be there to sell to people or you want to set up machines and go, you can find the right products. You might even want a variety of products to have a more diverse offering to your audience. Some things to consider are:

  • Type of concession: Decide what you're going to sell.
  • Power: Look to see what kind of electric power you're going to need to operate the machine.
  • Self-serve: Review if you need to be present or if it is a self-serve model.
  • Accessories: Decide if you need additional accessories or supplies in order to operate your unit.
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