Advice needed from you Pros
My name is James. My business partner and I are looking into getting into the concession trailer business and we would appreciate any advice/information you could give us.
I've never been involved in the food industry. My partner has, but never at the ownership level.
Since neither of us have ever been involved in the concession trailer business, we obviously have lots of questions. If you guys can help us, we'd certainly appreciate it. And if you think of something we may be overlooking, please feel free to point it out to us.
We plan on offering a variety of food items such as burgers, dogs, fries, corn dogs, nachos, etc... We also would like to offer fudge and confections as a specialty item (We currently make and sell candy at 3 distribution points and it does very well). What are your thoughts on selling confections (along with the standard variety of foods) out of a concession trailer?
What should we look for (or look out for) when shopping for a concession trailer? Is there anything in particular we should avoid?
Who are the best distributors to buy from?
Would you rather work a 1, 2, 3 or 4 day event? Which is more profitable?
We have one event that we are considering. There are only 1500 attendees, but we would be the ONLY vendor. Understanding that some of these folks will bring their own food, would attending this event be profitable or a waste of time?
What kind of annual income (on average in Oklahoma) can one expect to make?
We're just now starting our research on this kind of business, so your input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help,