Tips for Getting Your Little League Concession Stand Ready for Opening Day

Tips for Getting Your Little League Concession Stand Ready for Opening Day

Mar 21st 2023

Little League concession stands are an essential part of the game-day experience. They provide players, parents, and fans with delicious snacks and refreshments to enjoy throughout the game. Preparing your concession stand for the season can be an exciting and rewarding process. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the essential steps to open your Little League concession stand and share some must-have snacks to sell this season.
Before you start stocking up on supplies, it's crucial to determine your budget for the season. This will help you decide on what products to offer and how much inventory to keep on hand. Consider factors like food costs, staffing expenses, and maintenance costs when setting your budget.
Besides essential equipment like a refrigerator, grill, and cash register, you'll also need concession stand supplies like napkins, utensils, cups, and food containers.  If you're selling ice cream, be sure to stock up on styrofoam ice cream cups, and don't forget plastic serving trays for those high-profit nacho chip sales!
Nacho Trays
Your concession stand menu should feature a variety of popular snacks that appeal to your target audience. Make sure to include a mix of hot and cold items, as well as options for various dietary preferences. Hot dogs are always a big seller at concession stands, but be sure to provide your customers with a hot dog paper tray to keep toppings in their place!
Hot Dog Trays
To ensure a clean and safe environment for your customers, develop a plan for regular cleaning and sanitizing of your stand. Stock up on necessary cleaning supplies and train staff on proper food handling and safety procedures.
In addition to great-tasting food items, be sure to stock up on concession stand candy, as candy is always a huge seller.  Be sure to choose a mix of classic favorites and new treats to keep things interesting.  While we have a huge assortment of sweets and treats to choose from, here are some must-haves for this season:
Cotton Candy - Who doesn't love cotton candy?  Now your fans don't have to wait for the county fair to have some of this sweet candy floss.  We have dozens of flavors to choose from that are already prepackaged in convenient plastic containers for easy reselling.

Pickles - Pickles are a healthy snack your fans will crave.  Besides the plain old dill pickle, stock up on other flavors like garlic, sour, and hot for extra variety and extra profits.

Salt Water Taffy - With baseball being "America's Game," give your fans something to chew on with special red, white, and blue salt water taffy!  Now trip to the shore is necessary, just a quick stop at your league's concession stand is all that's needed to enjoy this summertime treat.

Haribo Gummy Bears - There's no doubt about it... one of the best-selling candies is none other than Haribo Gold Bears.  These gummy treats are sure to be a fan favorite and since they come in a peg bag, they are easy to display.
Haribo Gold-Bears gummi bears
When you're considering candy for your concession stand, be aware of the temperature.  Chocolates do not stand up to the summer heat so choose candy that will hold up well in the summer.  When in doubt, be sure to contact us and we'll help you select the right candy for your stand.
Opening your Little League concession stand for the season is an exciting time for both you and your community. By offering a variety of must-have snacks, you'll create a fun and successful game-day experience for players, parents, and fans alike. Happy snacking!