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How To Navigate Your Business During This Time

Posted by Priya Brantley on

During this difficult time, it is no secret that most restaurants and bars have been requested to close for the safety of the community. However, to avoid a major financial loss by completely shutting down your ice cream venue, we advise you to explore the option of either an ice cream truck or a concession trailer to generate income and help keep your business afloat.

A great idea to generate steady cash flow for your business would be to park close to or in front of an apartment complex or neighborhood. Wary inhabitants in isolation will feel a bit at ease knowing you are steps away. It will be easy to monitor space between customers as well as developing rapport with different neighborhoods, which would provide steady foot traffic. Offering mobile frozen treats during these trying times can certainly ease the tensions of stay at home orders. Add healthier options such as green tea ice cream and Dole Whip, which can make going out to get frozen desserts a novel idea.

We spoke with Donni from Dude. Sweet. ice cream truck. Dude. Sweet. is currently based out of Bend, Oregon and has seen much success with its assortment of ice cream sandwiches. However, their menu features a wide array of frozen treats. Some include, classic soft-serve cones, dipped bananas, and Hawaiin shaved ice.  Once she decided she wanted to own a food truck, she started her journey by designing the layout for her food truck and creating a plethora of menu items that were both original and easy to customize. Her favorite part of being in such a niche industry is the creativity it has to offer, as well as being able to work in what she describes, her own “mobile office”. Donni also knows the many benefits of using a mobile unit, one huge perk is the ease of service and a faster end of day clean up. 

Donni currently uses a C707 countertop Taylor soft serve machine. Our managing partner Evan Waldt did a wonderful job of helping her through the buying process as well as giving informative maintenance logistics. During this time, to help with foot traffic at your venue, Donni recommends setting up deals and promotions in addition to advertising more adamantly new store hours and weekly sales. 

Are you interested in opening your own frozen dessert venue? Here at Slices Concession, we have a wide assortment of frozen dessert machinery that can further enhance the experience of your venue. Whether it be a low volume countertop model to add a few additional menu items, or a full standing model to carry you through your grand opening and beyond. We are the number one distributor in the nation of used ice cream and frozen drink machines. We feature popular brands such as Taylor, Stoelting, and Carpigiani. We have machines with both single and three-phase capability, as well as air or water-cooled. Our experts will help guide you in picking the best machine for your venue. With an east coast and west coast office, as well as stellar reviews on both Facebook and Google, you will see why we are trusted as the best. Visit our website, or if you are in the area, set up an appointment to stop by!

* Please follow all local and national health codes. Always refer to local and national rules. This article is just a suggestion.

 


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