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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.

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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.

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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:

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.


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Funnel Cakes Will Enhance Any Occasion

Funnel Cake Funnel cakes have been around a long time, dating back to medieval times when Arabic and Persian people first developed yeast-risen dishes. The funnel cakes we know and love today came to America compliments of Dutch and German immigrants in the 1800s.

Generally, funnel cakes are made by pouring cake or pastry batter into hot cooking oil in a circular pattern. This concoction is deep fried until golden-brown. The process takes a couple minutes. The batter gets put through a funnel in order to truly make it a funnel cake. The shell is crisp while the inside is soft. All together, it’s a decidedly tasty treat.

People enjoy funnel cakes served with toppings like powdered sugar, cinnamon and chocolate sauce. Many fairs, carnivals and theme parks have funnel cakes as a popular food staple. Funnel cakes are essentially like the cousins of doughnuts and churros. They’re a great concession treat.

If you want to liven up a party, Miracle Strip Popcorn has all you need in order to make and serve funnel cakes. Besides typical toppings, consider offering caramel sauce, maple syrup or even ice cream to go with the cakes. Strawberries and whipped cream are good toppings, too. By offering a variety of toppings, each guest can fully customize their funnel cake to their liking. Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand, of course, because these treats can get a little messy.

Miracle Strip Popcorn can supply you with Deluxe Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake Mix, Gold Medal Old Fashioned Funnel Cake Mix, funnel cake pouring pitchers, and a 6-inch lift-off funnel cake ring to aid in the creation of these delicious concessions.

For more information about funnel cakes, please contact Miracle Strip Popcorn of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, at 850-864-1139. You can also email with any questions you might have.

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Prepping for Halloween Festivities

HalloweenEvery October, Halloween happens. Some people love it, while others do not. For little kids, it’s a time to dress up in costumes and go around their neighborhood saying “trick or treat” as they get candy put into their bucket or bag.

Older kids and some adults like to dress up, too, and have parties. Whether it’s a Halloween party or a more G-rated “Harvest party,” one thing’s for sure: a good party needs fun foods like popcorn, sno cones and cotton candy from Miracle Strip Popcorn.

As for costumes, what’s hot for 2016?

A lot of ladies will go for the Harley Quinn look; she was a character in the popular film Suicide Squad. Be on the lookout for female Ghostbusters, too. Guess who is making a comeback? Wonder Woman. Other popular costumes for women this year include Supergirl, Rey from Star Wars, Pikachu, and Dory.

If you’re a guy, there are many superheroes to dress up as this year. There’s Captain America, Han Solo from Star Wars, Batman, Superman, and Deadpool. From the film Suicide Squad, you could consider going as Deadshot or Joker. Want to pay homage to Gene Wilder? Dress up as Charlie from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Another popular costume this year is the purple one for Prince, who sadly passed away.

On a happier note, unisex costumes for a Halloween/Harvest party this year include going as a Minion, Angry Bird, hippie, hot dog, banana or clown.

For those in charge of Halloween/Harvest parties this October, call Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply at 850-864-1139 to discuss your needs. Miracle Strip Popcorn is a full service supply, rental and retail center offering equipment, food, dry goods, cleaning supplies and delivery for the Florida Panhandle region. You’re welcome to visit the showroom at 918 Skipper Avenue in Fort Walton Beach to see what’s available to help make your party awesome.

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How to Throw Your Child A Memorable Birthday Party

Children's Birthday PartiesYour child’s birthday party marks a very special occasion. As they turn one year older, a party is definitely in order to highlight and celebrate their special day.

Planning a child’s birthday party is often a rewarding, but time-consuming task. You obviously want to make the day as special, unique, and fun as possible and there are easier ways to go about doing so.


As far as games go, kids love to play them, but they don’t like to sit at a table for too long waiting to play. Think of games that are quick, to the point, and are engaging for everyone. Water balloon toss, bingo, and small crafts are definite crowd pleasers.


Finger foods are a great idea for a child’s birthday party. They are easy to make and quick to eat.


All kids have a love for a certain cartoon or other television character like Mickey Mouse and Spider Man. You not only can decorate around the famed character, but how about a surprise visit from one too? It’s as simple as a costume store purchase.

Lastly, there are other forms of entertainment that will surely bring smiles to the birthday boy or girl and his or her friends. For example, machines that make a variety of every child’s favorites are a definite hit.

We are referring to popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cone machines, for instance. Ideal for any type of party, these treats are 100% suitable for a child’s birthday party. Either as a mid-party snack or a take-away for the end, you can’t go wrong with these options.

At Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply we delight in bringing smiles to children’s faces at their birthday parties.  Contact us to learn how we can help to make your child’s birthday party a success.

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Bring the Stadium Concessions to Your Home for this Year’s Super Bowl

Super BowlSuper Bowl 50 (the NFL is suspending the Roman numerals for this one) will be played Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Super Bowl ads this year are going for $5 million for a 30-second spot! It has been said that some people love to watch the Super Bowl ads even more than the game itself. Indeed, the commercials are usually the highlight of many Super Bowl parties.

What can you do to make this year’s Super Bowl party in the Florida Panhandle stand out from all the others? Why not connect with Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply to rent (or buy) stadium concessions for use in your home on game day? Go beyond the norm this year. Sure, a typical Super Bowl party has beer, meat, salad (maybe), and desserts (of course), but what about adding on some surprises for your guests like freshly-made cotton candy or popcorn?

Imagine bringing a bit of the stadium feel into your home by having a proper popcorn popping cart or wagon rolled into your living room– it will definitely be a conversation piece and provide you and your guests with lots of popcorn. Indeed, if you want to mix it up a bit, why not serve freshly popped, warm kettle corn or caramel corn at your party? Miracle Strip Popcorn can make that a reality.

Located in Fort Walton Beach, Miracle Strip Popcorn supplies parties with all sorts of concession equipment and supplies, including hot dog steamers, nacho cheese dispensers, lemon squeezers, frozen drink machines, and the always popular trio of popcorn, cotton candy and “sno kone” machines. Kids and kids-at-heart especially like those. Plus, Miracle Strip Popcorn offers savory seasonings, oils, tubs, cartons, bags, cones and more, ensuring that you’ve got all you need to properly serve tasty foods, drinks and confections to your guests.

Every February the Super Bowl occurs, and people gather together to watch the game, the commercials and the halftime entertainment. It’s a fun yearly event for so many people. This year, add some stadium concessions to your home for the Super Bowl party by calling Miracle Strip Popcorn at 850-864-1139 or emailing



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The Benefits of Stainless Steel Cookware

Miracle Strip Popcorn of Fort Walton Beach, FL, rents and sells a variety of machines that make parties and events fun. With a name like Miracle Strip Popcorn, you can guess that popcorn machines are a bulk of the business, but there are also cotton candy machines, nacho chip warmers, hot dog steamers, shave ice machines and more.

When making popcorn, it’s best to use stainless steel kettles to “get it poppin’.” Miracle Strip Popcorn’s kettles are stainless steel for many reasons. First, stainless steel is strong. It’s not easily scratched or dented, and can stand up to rigorous, constant use without causing problems. Impervious to rust, this anti-corrosive material will neither chemically react to foods with high acidity levels nor lose its shape at high temperatures.

Besides being durable, stainless steel cookware is easy to clean. Using soap and water, scrub away and don’t worry– stainless steel can take it. It’s rather simple to clean– easy breezy!

Another benefit of stainless steel popcorn kettles is that heat is evenly distributed, providing just the right heat conduction to get the job done.

Meanwhile, stainless steel doesn’t have pores, which means it is easily sanitized. There are no “little holes” (pores) for bacteria to grow in, and any residue or food particles can easily be wiped away from its smooth surface.

Stainless steel is smooth, hygienic, and ideal to use for cooking because it doesn’t absorb or transfer odors or tastes. Also, it doesn’t stain or discolor. Can you imagine what people did before stainless steel cookware and machines became the norm?

Call Miracle Strip Popcorn today at 850-864-1139 and ask about stainless steel kettles available for rent or for sale to enhance your upcoming events.

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Which Concession Rentals Could Enhance Your Holiday Party?

November and December are known for “the holidays,” including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, which means there will be lots of parties this season.

If you’re thinking of having a holiday party, consider renting some items to enhance the party so guests will note you’ve gone above and beyond their expectations.

Miracle Strip Popcorn of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, can supply your party with some unique items, including popcorn (naturally!), cotton candy and sno cones. Create a carnival-like atmosphere in your backyard–or inside your home or event space–and put smiles on the faces of your guests by having them visit the various machines to enjoy their snacks.

While “plain” popcorn is always popular at parties, Miracle Strip Popcorn also offers machines and products so you can offer party guests kettle corn and/or caramel corn, a particular favorite of those in Northwestern Florida. The freshly-popped taste of popcorn can’t be beat, and these machines serve as a focal point of a party, getting guests excited about the out-of-the-ordinary experience of enjoying carnival treats at a holiday party.

In other words, liven up your holiday party with something different– why not have popcorn, cotton candy and sno cones for guests? Kids will LOVE it, and even adults get smiles on their faces when they see the colorful, fun foods available at your party.

Call Miracle Strip Popcorn at 850-864-1139 to ask about holiday-time rentals. From stands to machines, supplies to packaging, and all the way to clean-up, Miracle Strip Popcorn has what you need to have a great holiday party in the Florida Panhandle.

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Renting A Treat Machine For Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

A child’s birthday has a very different meaning for the parent versus the child. To a parent, their child’s birthday is a celebration of one more significant year since they day they were brought into this world. To a child, their birthday means yummy cake and lots of presents!

While it might seem sensible to stick to the basics of a birthday party, a parent really doesn’t want to disappoint the birthday boy or girl. There are definitely ways to create the most fun birthday party ever without going over the top.

All kids love treats, pretty much regardless of what it is. To make the goodies even more enticing and to offer up a fun experience at your child’s party, consider renting a popcorn, sno cone or cotton candy machine. The directions are simple, messes can be kept to a minimum, but most of all, the excitement and pure delight on the kids’ faces make it all the worthwhile.

What’s great about these treat machines is that they produce the treat quickly and with minimal effort. Typically needed are a few singular ingredients and electrical outlet. With popcorn and cotton candy machines kids loves to stand around and watch the corn pop or the cotton candy spin. Sno cone machines are just as fun and kids can help with pouring in the flavors of their choice.

Contact Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply today for renting a quality and affordable popcorn, cotton candy or sno cone machine. With one or all of the above, your child’s next birthday party will sure be one that’s never forgotten.