How to Start A Kettle Corn Business

April 11th, 2012

Tips on running your own kettle corn business

Starting a kettle corn business is a great idea for several reasons. The business requires low start-up costs and the variety of available venues provides great choices. This can be a full-time or part-time opportunity. The places that are serviced by this business include concerts, stock shows, rodeos, parks, festivals and beaches. Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Can You Make From A Concession Business?

April 9th, 2012

An Introduction to Common Questions

Owning a concession trailer business can be a lucrative and exciting opportunity for the right candidate. When considering whether or not this is the type of business is for you, it is important to understand the industry of mobile food sales and the requirements of running this type of operation. You must familiarize yourself with the costs associated with start-up, daily operations, inventory, and the maintenance of existing equipment. There are myriad varieties of food services that can be offered by a mobile catering business and many platforms from which to sell your goodies. Read the rest of this entry »

My Tips For Operating A Food Truck In Freezing Weather

March 7th, 2012
Winter food truck tips

Learn how to maximize your profit at Winter

Starting a food truck operation made a lot of sense in the summer. The scads of tourists and locals out enjoying the sunny weather were easy customers and the balmy temperatures made us happy to spend our long summer afternoons outdoors. As the temperatures cooled in the fall, however, and the customers started to dwindle, we began to wonder how solid our business model was after all. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Increase Customers to Your Concession Business

April 13th, 2009

Learning to market your catering trailer business and attracting customers has by far the highest leverage in your mobile catering food sales. Listen, Consider gravity. We can’t see it but it’s a force that surrounds us and keeps us from floating into space. As a result of gravity, if you hold something in your hands and then let go, it will fall to the ground. It’s a natural law of the universe. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Get a Good Catering Pitch

April 12th, 2009

Getting your mobile food business into profitable catering pitches and events IS the make or break of your business. It’s just that simple. It is the most important thing for a catering business which is why you should be spending a lot of time acquiring the most suitable pitch for yourself.

Being able to get into high earning pitches and events and attract customers to your mobile catering stand is the most powerful skill you could ever learn in this business. Without getting a good catering pitch and attracting some money spending customers you’re going to be dead in your tracks. Some of the things you should be thinking about when looking for a pitch: Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Buying Manufactured Concession Trailers

April 11th, 2009

This post will outline some ways in which you can find manufactured concession trailers for sale at low prices. Here are some tips for buying concession trailers:

  • A good place to start is using local directories and the internet. Many people collect catalogs so they can compare. Shop for specific designs and options that are important to you, as well as quality, value, service, warranty and delivery schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Get a Good Mobile Catering Trailer for Your Business

April 10th, 2009

Without this you’re dead in your tracks. In this business the concession stand, mobile catering trailer, food cart or other catering equipment you will use in your day-to-day business is the single most important investment you will make and is the core foundation of the business itself and will ultimately determine your future in the industry. The buying decision MUST be made with some degree of sensible thought as this one decision will affect a number of outcomes in the future. For instance: Read the rest of this entry »

Optimize Your Mobile Catering Business for Maximum Profit

April 9th, 2009

Event organizers, councils, health inspectors and the authorities are more favorable towards mobile caterers who show organization in their operations. They all have external pressures, so when you appear to be organized and risk aware, you are seen as doing them a favor.

For example, when it comes to health and food safety, managing your mobile food operation effectively is an absolute must and can determine whether your business stays open or not. Read the rest of this entry »

Planning the Foundation of a Successful Mobile Catering Business

April 8th, 2009

Planning is an essential part to any business. From my own research and inside view on the concession industry, the mobile catering entrepreneurs who succeed are the ones who prepare and plan their business thoroughly.

Without a plan and strategy in place you can’t do anything. You can’t set clear objectives; you can’t work out the financial requirement and you’ll find it much more difficult to get funding as lending institutions such as banks require at least a basic business plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the Concession Trailer Bay Blog

March 6th, 2009

Due to the huge interest in Concession Trailer Bay, we decided to add a blog to our website in order to provide the latest news, tips and advice on starting and growing a concession trailer business.

Along with site news and latest industry news, you will also find videos and articles on everything related to concession trailers. If there is a specific article you would like to see, just leave a comment below and we will try to write one up as soon as possible.

Our goal for Concession Trailer Bay is to provide an excellent  resource for concession business owners to share information and help each other out.