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  • Most Popular Concession Rentals

    Concession Rentals Miracle Strip Popcorn has several popular concession rentals. Perhaps the “big three” are these: popcorn (naturally!) followed by… cotton candy and sno cones.

    Miracle Strip Popcorn is known for selling and renting popcorn poppers for parties and events. Whether the poppers are set on a tabletop or part of a matching cart with silk-screened graphics and 20-inch wheels, they definitely attract attention as people want to see the popcorn popping. They also like the fact that the popcorn stays nice and warm inside the popper until people are ready to eat it.

    A popcorn machine rental can be yours for a day for less than $50, and if you need it for a three day weekend, the price is just $65. The Miracle Strip Popcorn Machine produces at least 110 servings per hour, making it ideal for parties and events where there are a lot of hungry people.

    Cotton candy machine rentals are similarly priced. Producing one cone per minute, these machines are great for schools, churches, carnivals and other places where kids who love spun sugar congregate.

    Cotton Candy If and when the weather is warm and kids want something cold to snack on, the sno cone machine is a must-have for any child’s party. In the winter, rent the machine to make “sno balls” for fun! Miracle Strip Popcorn’s sno cone machine can be rented for just $45 a day or $65 for a three day weekend. Producing up to 300 pounds of ice per hour, these machines easily meet the needs of even the most insatiable guests.

    The great thing about Miracle Strip Popcorn concession rentals is that the company can also provide all the needed food items, supplies, and accessories, from sno cone flavors to cotton candy sugar and more.

    Located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Miracle Strip Popcorn is a popular concessions supplier for many parties and events in the region. Please call 850-864-1139 for more info.

  • How to Run a Successful Concession Stand

    Concession Stand If you’re thinking of running a successful concession stand, what’s your definition of successful? For most people, it’s this: a successful concession stand turns a profit.

    In order to run a successful concession stand many factors need to be considered.

    First, location matters. If the stand is in a location where lots of hungry people with money are located, the stand can make a lot of money quickly. Concession stands tend to do well when they’re located near places that receive a lot of foot traffic, such as restrooms, playgrounds and walking paths. If, however, the stand is set apart from “where the action is,” employees/volunteers will probably stand around, bored, looking at their smartphones all day-- not good.

    Next, timing is crucial. Lunch hours are always better than times of the day when people aren’t thinking about eating food or snacking.

    What about the weather? If it’s cold outside, people will want something warm. If it’s warm outside, they’ll want something cold. Plan accordingly, and be sure to have enough supplies on hand to handle crowds all wanting certain things dependent on the weather and the time of day.

    Staffing is important. Have you ever waited in a long, long line to try and buy something at a concession stand that only had one over-worked person in it? A concession stand could lose a lot of potential customers without adequate staff to meet demand at peak times.

    Your food and drink items should be presented well, to entice people to buy them. Offering a variety of items, as well as different price points such that some things are cheap while others are expensive can help reach the widest amount of potential customers. Offering “combos” where people feel they’re getting a good deal is also a way to run a successful concession stand.

    Finally, it’s better to run a for-profit concession stand like a business, rather than a hobby. Therefore, have the basics covered, including a cash box, calculator, gloves, markers, paper towels, a first aid kit, and any other things you can think of that you and staffers would need during a shift. Those who plan well, are organized and prepared to handle any situation that may come their way often manage to have successful concession stands.

  • Questions to Ask a Concession Rental Company

    Concession Rentals Miracle Strip Popcorn is in the business of concession rentals. When people throw parties and want a professional popcorn machine or cotton candy machine they typically rent from Miracle Strip Popcorn. The company is also known for sno cones, warm pretzels, funnel cakes, nachos and more.

    What are some questions to ask a concession rental company like Miracle Strip Popcorn?

    Here are some that come to mind:

    Besides machines to make foods, can I get other supplies from you to serve the foods to guests? Do you have experienced people come to my event to work the machines?

    Do the machines come with instructions? Can anyone use them with no prior knowledge or do they need to be trained first? What kind of safety precautions need to be taken to operate equipment you rent out?

    How do the machines get to me? Are they delivered or do I have to go somewhere to pick them up? Will I need a bunch of strong guys and gals to move the equipment on-site if I need to move it for some reason?

    How long can I rent equipment for? Are there any discounts available for any reason(s)?

    Besides these questions, you’re also welcome to ask for referrals to check with former/current customers. That way you can call or email them to ask about their overall experience and see how they liked working with the concession rental company. Oftentimes referrals will give valuable tips.

    With Miracle Strip Popcorn, there’s actually an online catalog listing all the various things available to buy or rent. Check out the online catalog here: http://gmpopcorn.com/dealers/catalogs/2015/Miracle-Strip-Popcorn/html5/

    Should you have any questions and want to talk to a person who has the answers about renting concession equipment and supplies, please call Miracle Strip Popcorn at 850-864-1139.

  • Tips for Cleaning Popcorn Kettles

    Popcorn KettleKettles can be hard to clean if you don’t have the right tools. Thankfully, Miracle Strip Popcorn sells Heat ‘n Kleen, a handy product designed to remove grease and carbon from kettles. Using the heat and soak process, the solution emulsifies grease and oil and softens hard carbon deposits. It can be used daily for sparkling clean kettles.

    Heat ‘n Kleen starts out as a powder. You take about ¼ cup of powder and about two cups of water and pour both into your kettle. Heat the kettle to boiling point. That’s it!

    Traditionally, people have used things like Brillo pads, stove & oven cleaner, gloves, eye protection, wire wheels, and pressure washers to clean their kettles. Thankfully, though, Heat ‘n Kleen came along offering a quicker, easier way to get the job done. Get Heat ‘n Kleen here: http://www.mspopcorn.com/catalog/more-products/heat-n-kleen-kettle-cleaner.html

    Speaking of kettles, did you know Miracle Strip Popcorn sells supplies to aid in making popcorn and kettle corn for lots of people? Two supplies, in particular, are helpful. First, there’s the “Free-N-Easy Candy Corn Separator,” which is a lightweight spray used to separate caramel kernels once they’re cool. Next, there’s “Naks Pop Oil Bars,” which come in a case containing 120 sticks of easy-to-measure oil bars with zero grams of trans fat!

    Miracle Strip Popcorn is a proud distributor of quality Gold Medal Products, as well as other respected “fun foods” companies. If and when you’re having a party and want to make it a great one with all sorts of concessions (fun foods), including popcorn, cotton candy, sno cones, nachos, funnel cakes, candy apples and more, Miracle Strip Popcorn can meet your needs.

    Located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Miracle Strip Popcorn’s email address is sales@mspopcorn.com or you can call 850-864-1139.

  • The Best Dipping Options for Soft Pretzels

    Soft Pretzels Miracle Strip Popcorn is primarily known for popcorn, but if you take a look at the online catalog, you’ll find all sorts of goodies, including pretzel supplies. Browse the catalog here: http://gmpopcorn.com/dealers/catalogs/2016/MiracleStrip/

    Did you know, for example, that Miracle Strip Popcorn can hook you up with a humidified pretzel warmer and merchandiser, or how about a pretzel display case?

    Warm soft pretzels are popular concession at schools, amusement parks, festivals, parks, bars and more.

    What are the best soft pretzel dips? In other words, what are the concoctions you should dip your pretzel into in order to make it even more appetizing?

    Well, there are several pretzel dips to consider. First, cheese is always popular. Next, there’s marinara dip, made with tomatoes. Both cheese and marinara dips help make the pretzel taste like pizza, and so many people love pizza. It’s no wonder, then, that cheese and marinara sauce are the two best pretzel dips.

    Of course there are other pretzel dip options. Have you ever dipped a pretzel in caramel or chocolate sauce? It’s like dessert! For a healthier snack, try dipping a pretzel into a salsa concoction-- that way you’re “getting your veggies.” Having a hot dog and pretzel? Sweet mustard sauce goes well with both. Are you a doughnut lover? Try dipping your pretzel into a sugar glaze. And, if you’re a fan of cream cheese, that works well for pretzels, too.

    Besides dips, there are things you can add on top of pretzels to enhance their flavor, including jalapenos, raisins, cinnamon, sweet almonds, and, for pizza lovers, pepperoni.

    Miracle Strip Popcorn is a concession supplier. Located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, you’re welcome to call Miracle Strip Popcorn at 850-864-1139 to discuss your food and machine needs regarding pretzels, popcorn and other things that make parties and events great.

  • How to Throw a Memorable Halloween Party

    Halloween PartyWhat makes Halloween such an unusual time of the year? Well, it’s a chance to pretend to be someone you’re not, such as a zombie, superhero or character from the movies. You can wear makeup, fangs, fake blood, tiaras, beards, masks, prosthetics and/or whatever else you want and it’s perfectly normal-- it’s the one day/night of the year when you can dress up any way you want to and it’s all pretty much perfectly acceptable.

    Halloween parties can be so memorable and fun when people wear elaborate costumes. Besides dressing up in costumes, Halloween parties typically involve playing games and dancing to music like the songs “Monster Mash” and “Thriller.” Halloween parties are also a chance to enjoy all sorts of food and drinks. This year, why not get some cool concessions like candy apples, cotton candy and sno cones from Miracle Strip Popcorn to help give your Halloween party a theme like “the movies” or “freak show carnival?” Miracle Strip Popcorn rents and sells popcorn machines, sno cone machines, cotton candy machines, frozen drink machines, and much more to set your party apart from all competitors.

    Choosing a theme can really help elevate your party from ordinary to extraordinary. If you go with the freak show carnival theme, for instance, you can have people dress accordingly, and your decorations can reflect that unified theme. Other thematic ideas include a “haunted house,” a “night of the living dead,” and “Harry Potter.”

    Be sure to play scary sounds and/or songs for your Halloween party, to help set the tone and atmosphere. Dim the lights. Have a person hide from people’s view to scare them when they come around the corner-- and use your smartphone to take a video so you can share that moment with others! If you want to play pranks on people, Halloween is prime time for shenanigans. Overall, Halloween parties are great times for tricks and treats.

  • Few Things Are More Refreshing Than Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

    LemonadeDid you know lemons are originally native to Asia? Long ago, lemon trees started out in what’s now the country of India, and around 700 AD, they made their way to Egypt. Eventually, ancient peoples mixed lemon juice with water and sugar to create lemonade, a drink that’s still beloved today.

    During the late 1600s, a French company started sending vendors into the streets of Paris to sell lemonade. In the 1800s, carbonated lemonade came into vogue.

    In the modern era, there are different types of lemonade, characterized chiefly by whether or not they’re cloudy or clear. For instance, in North America you’re likely to drink the cloudy version, which includes lemon juice, water and sugar. In other places, like the UK or Australia, you’re likely to get the clear kind, which is a carbonated lemon flavored soft drink. Of course, a popular variation of both the cloudy and clear versions is pink lemonade, which involves adding a berry to the mix, such as strawberry or raspberry.

    Did you ever have a lemonade stand when you were a kid? Do you have kids now? Either way, the idea of the lemonade stand is a great way to teach young people about business, making money and serving customers.

    If you really want to impress people, consider buying a heavy-duty lemon squeezer from Miracle Strip Popcorn. It’s a sturdy squeezer made of aluminum alloy that allows you to quickly and conveniently juice lemon after lemon when you want to make natural lemonade. It comes in handy when serving hundreds or thousands of people. See it for sale here: http://www.mspopcorn.com/catalog/lemonade-beverages/heavy-duty-lemon-squeezer.html

    Lemonade is typically a cool, refreshing drink served on warm or hot days as a nice alternative to plain water or soda pop. It has Vitamin C in it, and, of course, tastes good to the majority of drinkers-- no wonder lemonade has been around for centuries and continues to be a mainstay at parties and events.

  • The History of Candy Apples

    Candy ApplesRenown for being one of the oldest of carnival treats in history, candy apples are now a popular staple at birthday parties, wedding receptions and other special occasions. Its aesthetic appeal combined with its sweet, juicy flavor makes it one of the more popular concession snacks at myriad events.

    Along with popcorn and other popular old-timer treats, the candy apple is a staple at fairs all across the country, specifically around the fall time. As a symbol of the fall season, you can expect to find candy apples at fall festivals and apple harvest celebrations and around Halloween.

    If you have never tried a candy apple, you might be wondering just what they are and where the idea originated. First things first, a candy apple is a whole red apple coated with a thin layer of cooked sugar or caramel that is attached to a stick.

    William W. Kolb first discovered Candy apples in 1908 in New Jersey. As a candy maker, he was experimenting with a cinnamon hard candy mixture for the next holiday season and decided to dip the apples in the mixture and display the candied apples in his shop window. From there, candy apples have remained a favored treat.

    The candy apple is not just an American treat. The candy apple is enjoyed worldwide as just a delicious snack or as part of holiday festivities. In Germany and South American countries, candy apples are eaten during Christmas and in Japan, candy apples are feasted on during different holiday seasons.

    A birthday party is a great place to offer up delicious candy apples, especially with it being fall season now and having access to a variety of really good apples. If you want to try making and offering a candy or caramel apple for your next birthday bash, Miracle Strip Popcorn will supply you with all you need with ingredients and equipment to use.

  • School Fundraising Tips

    School FundraisersSchool fundraising is typically done to raise money to pay for educational enrichment programs or to support school groups like the football team, drama club or the marching band. Money is collected from various events, including bake sales, auctions and school carnivals. Miracle Strip Popcorn is a company that’s able to rent/sell concession items like cotton candy machines to schools for their fundraisers.

    When planning a fundraiser, the key phrase to think about is this: “What’s in it for me?” People will give money to good causes out of the goodness of their heart, but they’ll also consider what they get in return. Hence, sales that offer some sort of food do well. After all, people need to eat. They get hungry. So if they can get popcorn, cotton candy, or a sno cone for their “donation,” they’re happy as can be!

    School fundraisers work well when there’s a lot of people around who have money in their pockets, so plan accordingly. Timing and location are two important factors. For instance, if you were to have a table full of snacks available for purchase, you’d want to put it in or near the cafeteria so people who are already in the mood to eat will walk over and buy from you. Also, consider when people are the most hungry for what you’re offering-- there’s quite a demand around lunchtime and dinnertime, but at other times not so much.

    Offering a “freebie” to get people to come over to your table or come to your event really helps. If you had a bowl of mints or you offer free drinks or a free slice of pizza with every purchase, those are all incentives to get people interested in what you’re selling. Also, keep in mind certain things like popcorn are hugely popular with people and they’ll buy it. Other items, like sushi or flowers, are nice but they’re not something everyone wants, needs or craves. Think broadly in order to appeal to as many potential “customers” as possible.

    Finally, consider offering deals for the people who want to donate more money so they feel like they’re getting their money’s worth. Put together “packages” or offer 2-for-1 specials as ways to encourage sales.

  • Kettle Corn Vs. Regular Popcorn

    Kettle Corn Vs PopcornPopcorn is one of the most popular snacks on the planet. Its iconic existence is not just found at the movie theater; people have popcorn at a wide range of occasions and doctors are telling you to choose the fat free version of the snack for its amazing health benefits.

    We can say there is not much that is controversial about popcorn except for the distinction between kettle corn and popcorn.

    For some, when referencing kettle corn it gets lumped right in with the traditional bags of kernels we’ve grown to love and snack on. However, the two are certainly not the same.

    Kettle corn is a specific type of popcorn. Traditionally made kettle corn is cooked in a large iron kettle that has been oiled. Once popped, the popcorn is tossed with salt and sugar for a very unique flavor.

    Popcorn on the other hand is made from a special variety of corn that has been grown to burst open and puff due to heat exposure. Traditional popcorn is a high fiber snack, but is typically sprinkled with salt and butter for a savory taste and texture.

    You can purchase traditional popcorn just about anywhere. For kettle corn, this type of popcorn is most commonly found pre-made at fairs and carnivals or you can attend these events and have it made to order for you.

    Regardless of which type of popcorn you choose, this snack has been a favorite for centuries and both flavors provide the perfect snack option.

    If you have an upcoming event and are looking for a unique treat or snack option, our popcorn concession machines deliver fresh popcorn for you and your guests to eat.

    We rent our quality machines for affordable pricing and we give you all that you need to make delicious popcorn.

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