A successful concession stand operator must make informed choices regarding product selection. The following items are what I consider to be staples for concession stands.
Hot Dogs - I highly recommend using an all beef or even a black angus hot dog. The additional sales you will get far exceed the slightly higher cost of the product.
Popcorn - If you have a popcorn popper 4 oz to 16 oz you should be using an all in one pack. The oil butter and the popcorn are already measured out, so all you have to do is cut off the top of the pack and pour it into the kettle, no measuring, no mess, just popping.
Nachos - The Gehl's nacho dispenser is the the way to go for Nacho's. The dispenser heats the product, all you have to do is push the nozzle and out comes your cheese. There is very little waste and virtually no cleanup.
Soft Pretzels - The soft pretzel is one of the top sellers in most concession stands, and an easy item to prepare. Soft pretzels produce high profits for a relatively low amount of labor. The J&J Superpretzels in either a 2.5 or 5 oz are the best the market has to offer.
Candy - While chocolate products are the top sellers in the candy category, this is not the case in most concession stands. This is true especially during the summer months when the chocolate products need to be refrigerated to prevent melting. Albert Guarnieri & Company carries a large line of non-chocolate candies and snacks which are better suited for the warmer months.
Beverages - Concession stands do well with bottled water, sports drinks, bottled juice, canned or bottled soda pop when the weather is warm and then hot chocolate, french vanilla cappuccino and coffee when the weather turns cooler.
Slush/Smoothies - This is a must have item in the summer. A loaner program is available to Albert Guarnieri & Company concession customers. Slush is huge when it comes to the kids and a very high profit item. Slush Puppie® is the #1 non-carbonated frozen slush drink in the world and Albert Guarnieri & Company is proud to be an award winning licensed distributor for Slush Puppie Brands.
-The Concession Guy
Albert Guarnieri & Company is now the authorized Slush Puppie® Distributor for most of Northern Ohio.
Slush Puppie® is the most recognized name in frozen slush drinks in the world and Albert Guarnieri & Company is proud to be associated with the name and the product.
We feel it is an excellent addition to our existing beverage line. So, when you think slush, think Slush Puppie® and Albert Guarnieri & Company.
Heat up your profits this season with a soup kettle and free product from Albert Guarnieri & Company's soup program. For each soup kettle purchased receive 2 free cases of soup when you buy 2 cases.
• Save on Kettles • Initial Product Order Discount • Big Profit Margin • Custom Signage Available • Wide Selection of Soups • Just Add Liquid • Minimal Labor • Top Quality “Homemade” Taste • Great for All Seasons
A versatile piece of equipment, soup kettles may also be used for:
• Meat balls • Sloppy Joes • Sausage • Brats • Knackwurst • BBQ - Ham, Beef, Chicken, Turkey Bologna or any other Deli Meats • Pulled Pork • Chicken • Turkey •
Contact us for an individually designed soup program.
In addition to our Papa Al's Pizza and Papa Al's Deli Sandwich Program,we also assist in setting up numerous private label pizza programs. We have found that many stores would rather have more control over their menu than a branded operation allows. Therefore, many of the stores we work with run under their own name. However, we are still there to assist in training, design, setup, point of sale, signage...etc.
If you want to set up a pizza or deli program Albert Guarnieri & Company can help you; develop your own name recognition, create unique menu items, bring more customers into your store and increase your foodservice business.
So if you have wanted to go into the profitable business of pizza, give us a call, we will work with you in the most feasable and affordable way possible, specially designed for your particular application.
Juice up your carbonated sales with a great tasting, healthy alternative to soda! The Switch™ meets government standards for school sales and has the nutrition that Mom's love. Great for c-stores, schools and concession stands, The Switch™ has 100% of what consumers want...
• 100% Juice
• 100% RDA Vitamin C
• Great Natural Fruit Taste
• Refreshing Carbonation
Let us be your sixth man!
As you have probably noticed at other concession stands, Albert Guarnieri & Company has a wide variety of programs especially designed for school athletic booths. We service hundreds of concession stands each year. Many of our equipment programs are available on a loaner basis to non-profit organizations and involve little or no cost to you. We have given particular attention to develop programs that are simple to operate and easy to serve.
High profits assist you in supporting your program. Extra income = extra equipment and supplies for your team. Free delivery saves you time and money. Volunteers will be happier, easier to get with our exciting, hassle free programs. Popular items mean easy and increased sales for you. We have programs for Cappuccino, Pizza, Nachos, Slush and more.
Point of sale material increases your volume. Albert Guarnieri & Co. can be your go to guys. We carry virtually everything you need for your stand.We have an experienced team of specialists on our staff who will work with you from tip off to the final buzzer to make your job easier and to assure you a successful and profitable season. Don't foul out or wait for the clock to expire. Contact the Concession Guy today for a free consultation and we will keep the ball bouncing in the right direction!
Our Montevallo Program is designed to meet all of your Coffee and Cappuccino needs. Montevallo Coffee brings coffee house quality to any convenience store, concession, or food service establishment. Featuring some of the world's finest Arabica and Columbian blends, in whole bean or ground form, Montevallo Coffee can jump-start a new coffee program, or reinvigorate a languishing one.
Lovers of specialty coffees continually rank our rich gourmet flavors, produced by one of America's finest and most innovative purveyors, among the most popular. Put them at your customers' fingertips and you'll have a prime reason for them to return, again and again.
• Great Cross Marketing Opportunities • Name Brand Equipment • Seasonal Flavors • Complete POS Support • High Quality Coffee & Cappuccino •
Sportastic Sports Drink is a delicious, naturally flavored beverage, designed for health-conscious, active children and adults. It is formulated with electrolytes, vitaminsB5, B6, and B12, along with calcium, magnesium, potassium and niacin. While Sportastic Sports Drink was created with increased stamina and a general sense of rejuvenation in mind, it does not contain caffeine, taurine or artificial stimulants. Moms everywhere are pleased to know that it contains only 15 calories, 4 grams of sugar and 4 carbohydrates. Previously, popular sports drinks contain enormous levels of calories, sugar and carbohydrates, by comparison.
WE HAVE IT ALL! With a full line of concession equipment and supplies, our consultants assist hundreds of groups each year in developing first rate concession programs. Our programs are designed for broad customer appeal and increased profits while focusing on efficiency and ease of operation. Contact us today!
Albert Guarnieri & Company is proud to introduce Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili. Custard Stand Food Products, a family owned and operated business, began as a dairy bar in Webster Springs, West Virginia...
The chili recipe came from "Great Aunt Lucille", who operated the famous Elsie's Dairy Bar for years in downtown Webster Springs. Aunt Lucille believes the recipe was handed down from her grandfather and may have been served in the community for over 80 years.
Current owners Dee and Angie have developed the business into a USDA inspected production facility.
You will be able to test Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and hopefully many other local ball fields this summer.