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beerbattersausage

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New vending ideas? Fri, 06/23/06 11:51 AM (permalink)
Hi all. I am new to this forum and was wondering if anyone had any new experiences with concession foods that are unusual?
 
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    UncleVic

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    RE: New vending ideas? Fri, 06/23/06 12:09 PM (permalink)
    That would be an intresting topic.. But I think that concessions work for ease, speed and extremely low food costs. Anything can be made intresting (deep fried battered caramel apple), but again, speed and costs..
     
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      PapaJoe8

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      RE: New vending ideas? Fri, 06/23/06 2:02 PM (permalink)
      Here is one but it only works good in warm weather, "frozen pickles". I know someone who sells lots of them at a flea market. And, fits with Vick's criteria. The guy I know uses "best maid" dills. They come in a BIG jar. Quite refreshing on a hot day!
      Joe
       
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        Dr of BBQ

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        RE: New vending ideas? Sun, 06/25/06 10:18 PM (permalink)
        So how does he freeze them? Meaning how does he separate them and freeze them? Is he wrapping them individually in tinfoil or plastic wrap? How much does he charge? I’d try them at an event or two.
        Jack@DrofBBQ.com
         
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          PapaJoe8

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          RE: New vending ideas? Mon, 06/26/06 1:50 PM (permalink)
          Dr, he wraps them in wax paper, and they are on a stick. I should have said "frozen pickle on a stick"!
          Joe
           
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            Dr of BBQ

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            RE: New vending ideas? Wed, 07/12/06 11:52 AM (permalink)
            Papa Joe,
            Well I tried the frozen pickles at the Cornerstone Festival. 20,000 people camped on sight for 8 days. I put them on a Popsicle stick and wrapped them in foil. Threw them in the freezer and while I sold out on everything else all 8 days I only sold 24 pickles. But they are a no hassle, cheap, and don't take up a lot of freezer space item, I'm going to continue selling them. I've never tasted one (not a big pickle fan) but I didn't get any complaints from those that bought them. They are a nice profit item at $1.00 each.
            Jack@DrofBBQ.com
             
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              PapaJoe8

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              RE: New vending ideas? Wed, 07/12/06 12:38 PM (permalink)
              Glad you sold a few Dr.! They make some short round sticks w/ a point on one end. Not sure where to get them but they might be easier to use.

              The guy I know uses Best Made brand, not sure how widly they are disrtibuted. Part of his sucess I thought was a sign that said "best made frozen pickles on a stick", made folks wonder.

              There are some other neat ideas in a thread now moved to the "food related" section about "new menu ideas". The fruit kabobs are a sure seller in some places. Gotta be carefull about waste w/ those though.
              Joe
               
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                bassrocker4u2

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                RE: New vending ideas? Thu, 07/13/06 8:00 AM (permalink)
                we have been exp[erimenting with different fruit sodas. mix just about any fruit juice with sprite. about two ounces of juice, with 15 ounce if sprite. mmmm pretty wild flavors there.... maybe freeze them into pops.
                 
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