Be it cart, trailer or stationary booth, a lot of planning should go into starting up a concession stand. Below are the most important steps to take before your grand opening.
- Develop a business plan.
- Create a menu.
This is the most important part of your business and you should take time to figure out what types of menu items you want and it pays to put a lot of organization into what you want to cook and how you want to sell it. »»Learn more about planning a concession stand menu
- Develop a budget and determine costs.
No good business functions well without a budget. Your concession stand is no different. Carefully plan out the money you will need to spend on equipment, food and other supplies and learn how to properly mark-up your products. »»Learn more about the cost of running a concession stand
- Choose your equipment and supplies.
- Select appropriate events or locations.