Menu for concession trailer
Hello all. With this being our first year with a concession trailer (although about 4 years doing events as a vendor), I am running into a mental block in applying for this years upcoming events. We have more flexibility now with the trailer. In the past, we operated out of a 10 x 10 EZ Up tent. Had a 6 week ball park gig as the sole vendor, so offered ball park food...hot dogs, brats, popcorn, soft pretzels, nachos, pop and gatorade. At other events with several vendors we have specialized in just fresh squeezed lemonade.
What does a promoter look for in choosing food vendors? I want to remain flexible. For example, we can do a mexican menu...sloppy tacos, soft tacos, tortilla soup, pinto beans, fiesta corn, etc. But if we offer ourselves as a Mexican food trailer and the event already has that covered, we are out of luck. Can also do pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, beans, dogs, etc, but again, if that is covered already we are out of luck.
We want to remain flexible in our offerings so we can get into as many events as we can, and maybe after this year settle on a specialty?? Am i on the right track??
Also, with different events sometimes you are one of many, and others you are the ONLY one. Makes a big difference in what to offer I would think.
Any help from experienced vendors or promoters would be appreciated!!I