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Fun Foods and Soft Serve Trends <br> The Snack Hits at Amusement Parks, Waterparks,  Zoos and Aquariums

Fun Foods and Soft Serve Trends
The Snack Hits at Amusement Parks, Waterparks, Zoos and Aquariums

January 4, 2016 No Comments

  What is hot when it comes to fun foods? Traditional items like hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream are always in style, but parks, zoos and aquariums are finding that options such as wraps, barbecue and even crepes appeal to visitors. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., welcomes approximately […]

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Amusement Park Food <br> Trends in Menus, Dining Spaces and Staffing

Amusement Park Food
Trends in Menus, Dining Spaces and Staffing

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By June Allan Corrigan Thrill seekers of all ages gravitate to amusement parks for a good time. For sustenance they’ve long relied on typical amusement park fare  –  hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, etc.  –  but some on-site food venues are kicking things up a notch. Adventurous menus and dining spaces are livening the scene, clearly […]

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Whetting Guests’ Appetites <br> How to Increase Food Sales at Waterparks

Whetting Guests’ Appetites
How to Increase Food Sales at Waterparks

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Waterparks know how to sell fun. Hosting hundreds of guests daily who spend hours working up an appetite, experienced professionals at waterparks also know how to feed hungry guests. Zoombezi Bay, a 22.7-acre waterpark with more than 400 employees, is located in Powell, Ohio, adjacent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Since 2008, guests have […]

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The Art of Cooking – Best-Selling Menu Items at Museum Restaurants and Cafes

The Art of Cooking – Best-Selling Menu Items at Museum Restaurants and Cafes

May 22, 2015 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, Executive Chef Dena Peterson pays close attention to food trends and special dietary requests at Café Modern, the popular in-house eatery. “We are very observant of diners’ dietary requests,” the chef explained. “Our menu already has an abundance of vegetarian, vegan, whole […]

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Securing a Piece of the  Food-Profits Pie – Food Trends at Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

Securing a Piece of the Food-Profits Pie – Food Trends at Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

April 20, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold At facilities that offer mini-golf and go-karts, food can be part of a guest’s experience and part of your revenue. Jason Durbin, manager, Putt-Putt FunHouse, Webster, Texas, advised offering a variety without going overboard. “We market our most profitable food items and always push those items; however there are always customers looking […]

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Food and Beverage Trends  at Entertainment Attractions

Food and Beverage Trends at Entertainment Attractions

April 20, 2015 No Comments

Whether discussing food and beverage sales at entertainment attractions or food service concepts, strong trends are emerging in the food and beverage industry and at attraction-oriented stores. According to Tim Hershberger, vice president of marketing and sales for America’s Incredible Pizza in Springfield, Mo., his company has established a burgeoning market niche for a fun, […]

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Tips to Buy the Best – The Food Service Equipment Picture at Zoos,  Aquariums and Museums

Tips to Buy the Best – The Food Service Equipment Picture at Zoos, Aquariums and Museums

February 16, 2015 No Comments

Although exhibits and attractions generally take center stage at zoos, aquariums, museums and botanical gardens, the truth is that all visitors eventually get hungry. Cue the many restaurants and concession stands waiting in the wings at these facilities. The success or failure of their role often boils down to what kitchen equipment they use, plus […]

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DOLE Offers New  Lemon Soft Serve

DOLE Offers New Lemon Soft Serve

January 13, 2015 No Comments

DOLE Soft Serve is adding Lemon soft serve mix to its flavor repertoire in January 2015. Made by the brand that does fruit best, vegan-friendly Lemon DOLE Soft Serve is free of fat, lactose, dairy, gluten and cholesterol and made with natural colors and flavors. (To order, contact your foodservice broker, call 800-442-5242 or visit http://dolesoftserve.com.)

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Frostline Frozen Treats® Adds New Flavor: Birthday Cake

Frostline Frozen Treats® Adds New Flavor: Birthday Cake

January 13, 2015 No Comments

Frostline Frozen Treats® has added a new flavor packet, Birthday Cake, to its product line of soft serve, frozen yogurt and frozen beverage mixes. The unveiling comes at a time where soft serve consumption sees a decline due to colder temperatures. Businesses can motivate winter soft serve sales by rotating seasonal flavor staples with specialty flavors […]

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Selling More Fun Foods – Perspectives from Family Entertainment Centers

Selling More Fun Foods – Perspectives from Family Entertainment Centers

January 7, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Family entertainment centers are all about fun, even when it comes to food. After hours of bowling, skating, golf, laser tag or go-karts, customers are ready for a quick bite that keeps the fun going. At most family entertainment centers, the best-selling fun foods are the classics. “Nachos and cheese, pizza, […]

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