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Perky’s Pizza Inks Agreement with Al-Hokair Group

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Majed Al-Hokair, vice chairman of the board for Al-Hokair Group and Jim Howell, president of Perky’s Pizza have signed an agreement to further develop the Perky’s Pizza brand in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by adding 15 new locations between the two countries. On his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E, […]

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Stoelting Launches Smart Technology: ConnectI2U<br/>Wi-Fi Enabled Machines Deliver Custom Status Updates and Alerts

Stoelting Launches Smart Technology: ConnectI2U
Wi-Fi Enabled Machines Deliver Custom Status Updates and Alerts

April 16, 2013 No Comments

Stoelting, a leading manufacturer of frozen treat equipment for the foodservice industry, introduces ConnectI2U.com, a subscriber website that monitors, tracks and reports on Stoelting machines equipped with IntelliTec2TM controls. The Wi-Fi enabled control has the ability to communicate anywhere in the world that has internet access, and is Stoelting’s newest technology engineered to improve operators’ […]

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Where There Is an Appetite, There Is a Way <br/>Subway Franchises Thrive in Non-traditional Locations

Where There Is an Appetite, There Is a Way
Subway Franchises Thrive in Non-traditional Locations

April 5, 2013 No Comments

When Hersheypark approached Subway franchisees Ben Farahani and his family about opening a Subway in their theme park, they were intrigued.  The family already was operating Subway franchises throughout the central Pennsylvania region, but they liked the idea of owning a franchise in a “non-traditional” environment. “This was 1992 before the trend for national branding […]

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Daktronics LED Panels Deliver for New Rental Partner Sideline Productions

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Rental partner, Sideline Productions, a Brookings, S.D., based large-screen video rental company, opened for business with the purchase of Daktronics PST-10 modular LED display panels. The company has successfully put the new equipment to use for several events. “We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and delivering a reliable product with superior image quality […]

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New From Frostline® – Introducing Simply Smoothies Base Mix Products

New From Frostline® – Introducing Simply Smoothies Base Mix Products

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Frostline® Simply Smoothies™ are new, uncomplicated, dry-mix base products from Kent Precision Foods Group that allow operators to serve up smoothies inside any commercial food service operation. Frostline Simply Smoothies base mix is simply blended with water, ice and ingredients such as frozen fruit (or many other ingredients available in a commercial kitchen) and the […]

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Gourmet Popcorn is a 2013 Food Trend

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Popcorn has been a perfect snack for centuries. But now, new flavor sensations are taking over the nation and consumers are craving twists to this whole grain treat. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams recently featured the tasty gourmet popcorn trend, calling the booming business “bursting.”  A CBS News piece in February that featured Gold […]

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Frostline® Soft Serve Is a Lactose-free Treat with Profitable Possibilities

Frostline® Soft Serve Is a Lactose-free Treat with Profitable Possibilities

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Frostline® Soft Serve products are a lactose-free frozen treat operators can offer patrons while enjoying the benefits of dry mix cost savings, economical shipping and greater yields per case. Frostline products are creamy, fat free and have no lactose ingredients. These products are also free of cholesterol and gluten, making it appealing to many patrons […]

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ICE Reincarnates the Skill Wall and Introduces Harpoon Lagoon

April 4, 2013 No Comments

ICE has introduced Milk Jug Toss. The all-time carnival hit is now a skill redemption game and is quickly grabbing operator’s attention with high earnings. The game made its debut at the 2012 IAAPA Attractions Expo and features a life-like carnival canopy top, LED lit playfield and optional bonus marquee. Additionally, the company’s new four-player […]

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Apple Industries Face Place Website Goes Mobile With New Tools and Capabilities

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Apple Industries/Face Place has announced the launch of important upgrades to its Internet platform to support operators, distributors and fans of the company, whether they are accessing the website from a desktop, a laptop, a tablet computer or a smartphone. The faceplacephoto.com site menu now offers intuitive, timesaving features that range from how-to videos to […]

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Apple Introduces New “Scene Machine” Photo Booth

Apple Introduces New “Scene Machine” Photo Booth

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Apple Industries/Face Place debuted the Face Place Scene Machine at March’s Amusement Expo. The machine incorporates chroma key compositing technology well-known in the movie and special effects industry to create the illusion that users have actually become a part of a selected scene.

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Sponsors

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Johnny Rockets
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Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys