Snack Bar Items You should Be Selling

Posted by on 2/21/2019

What Snack Bar / Concession Food Items Sells Best?

We all have busy lives and setting up a snack bar or concession stand is no easy task.  Your kids school, sporting event or lunch room needs to generate money for the kids.

Do not know where to start?

  • What equipment do you need?
  • What items do you sell?
  • How much do you sell the food items for?
  • Where can you get the answers to all these questions?
The answer is right here.  New England Pretzel & Popcorn has been in the concession business for over 37 years.   Warren started this business selling fresh baked pretzels to all the train stations in Boston.  He evolved in a  short time to include Gold Medal equipment and supplies.  Now he has numerous vendors to source out your need for equipment and supplies.  We can help you every step of the way. Let us be your partner in creating a prosperous snack bar/concession business for you.

Here are just a few of the top selling items you should always have at any snack bar or concession stand.    

  • Popcorn
  • Gourmet Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Pretzels
  • King size candy bars/bags
  • Sno-Kones
  • Frusheez
  • Nachos
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pizza

Popcorn equipment comes in many sizes.  Depending on the size of the area you have available to set up will determine the size of popcorn machine you should buy.

We set up a whole page to help you with decision.  Check out "Which popcorn machine is right for you"  This page helps you with the size of each machine, how much each pops per hour, how to run and clean the machine and how much profit you will make selling popcorn.

Having a popcorn machine at your location helps sells your food items.  If you pop at the right times, the smell will draw the customers to you. Most people love the smell of popcorn and once they smell it they will want it.  Another great selling advantage is selling in the bags or boxes that have popcorn on them.  We have a full line of boxes, bags, cups and cones click here.  This tells others customers that are not even near the stand, that you carry popcorn.  

You can increase your sales even more by using Glaze Pop. Glaze Pop is a flavor you put in the kettle while you are popping.  Save and buy it by the case click here.

If for some reason you can not have a popcorn machine, because of space or electric.  We carry pre popped popcorn in 3lb or 4lb bags.  You can sell in bags, boxes, cups or cones.  So even without a machine you can make over 60% profit.  We also carry gourmet popcorn.  You can buy it in containers and ready to go.  We have caramel, orange cheddar and confetti.  They come 24 per case.  NO prep needed.  

Cotton candy is another great seller.  If you spin the candy right in front of the customer you get the wow factor.  Kids love watching the sugar spin around and  build up on the bowl. They watch in anticipation of the sugary goodness. To help you with your decision we have create a page to help you find the best fit your needs. Click here for information on size of machines, electrical needs, tubular element vs bands, profit margins and more.

If you can not have a machine for any reason or just do not want to deal with making it.  We have cotton candy in containers and bags ready to go.  These can still bring in a great profit for you.  You can sell either one for anywhere from $2.00 to $2.50 and make over 100% profit

Pretzels are great for any snack bar/concession stand.  Our pretzels are made here in Lawrence with NO preservatives, NO artificial flavor and has NO cholesterol.    We have two sizes 3oz and 6oz.  The 3oz pretzel is good for the younger kids and the 6oz are great for older kids and adults.  We pack the salt on the side for your convenience.  All you do is spray the pretzel with a little water and push the pretzel into the salt you put on a plate.  Just remember once you put the salt on you can not take it off.  So keep some plain for the little ones, the ones with high blood pressure and the ones who just do not want salt.  

You can sell the large ones for $1.50 to $2.00 and make more than 100% profit

King size candy is perfect any location.  Kids and adults alike love candy.  It is any easy sale.  No machine needed, No prep just hand and go.

We carry a full line of candy.

  • Goobers
  • Gummy Bears
  • Kit Kat
  • M & M Peanut
  • M & M Plain  
  • Milk Duds
  • Raisinets
  • Sno Caps
  • Skittles
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Sour Patch Kids Watermelon 
  • Starburst
  • Swedish Fish
  • Twizzlers
  • Jr. Mints