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Low Prices and Free Shipping on Star Manufacturing

Central Restaurant Products and Star Manufacturing have joined forces for an exclusive promotion featured on Central’s website and in their 384-page Fall catalog. This promotion, available until Dec. 31, 2012, will offer Central customers low prices and free shipping on all Star equipment.

Star is a valued manufacturer of countertop gas and electric commercial appliances, hot dog and cooking preparation equipment, popcorn machines, specialty food warmers, display merchandisers and toaster and waffle bakers. Central has hundreds of Star products in these categories to meet a variety of foodservice operation needs from restaurants and concessions to school and government cafeterias.

Click below to shop! And don’t hesitate to contact a Central Product Consultant at 800-215-9293 with any questions.

Lowest Prices and Free Shipping on all Star®
Star-Max Griddles Ultra-Max Charbroilers Hot Dog Grills
Countertop Fryers Galaxy Popcorn Poppers Conveyor Toasters
Countertop Convection Ovens Gas and Electric Hot Plates Sandwich Grills
Shop All Star®

10 Tips for a Great Concession Stand

Model #665-156

After a cold harsh winter for most of us in the U.S., it’s finally starting to be that time again where the sun is shining and everyone wants to be outside.  This also means it’s time for outdoor sports games, school plays, festivals and a variety of other events that require a concession stand.

Running a concession stand can get hectic, especially during intermissions or breaks.  Here are a few tips from a few different websites for running a concession stand:

  • Choose one person to manage the concession stand and assign duties to a staff
  • Lines get long fast and people just want to get back to their seats.  Choose foods such as candy, popcorn, nachos, etc. that are quick to serve
  • Be prepared by arriving early.  You never know when something will go wrong—better before the event than during! (Also, Chron Small Business mentions if you prepare anything at home, contact the health department on the correct permits, etc.)
  • Speaking of permits…Volunteer Spot reminds people to check with their city and local health departments for details on having the proper permits
  • Have plenty of items in stock. Keep in mind from other events what your top sellers are
  • Don’t lose money! High School Baseball Web says to keep souvenirs or fundraisers away from your stand. Plan with others selling things that day to be further away enabling you both to keep profits up
  • Keep pricing consistent
  • Make sure the area looks nice and neat, and employees or volunteers provide customers with a welcoming experience so they keep coming back
  • Plan ahead! This e-How article says to contact coaches or managers of the event beforehand so you can get started on orders (this is helpful, especially at the end of the game when everyone is rushing for food and drinks)
  • Chron reminds people to purchase the equipment needed to keep everything running smoothly

Fryer, #665-300

People interested in purchasing equipment for their concession stand must check out Central’s latest promotion with Star.

Just in time for concessions season, people can take advantage of Star’s lowest prices of the year on select countertop equipment.  Everything for concession cooking is there from popcorn poppers and charbroilers to ovens and hot dog roller grills. All items to keep your event running smoothly!

Check out the promotion here or call a Product Consultant at 800-222-5107 with any questions.  This promotion is available through April 30.

Also, share with us your favorite or funny concession stories on our Facebook page! (CentralRestaurantProducts). We look forward to hearing them.