Concession trailer for wings?

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2013/10/14 17:52:31 (permalink)

Concession trailer for wings?

I currently have a successful full service restaurant and was thinking of getting into the food concession side. I noticed at all the festivals and fairs I went to over the summer dont offer wings. Our restaurant consistently wins awards for wings so I thought to offer them at events. Is there a reason why I dont see any wing places? Is it too messy maybe? Looking for some thoughts. Thanks! 
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    edwmax
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2013/10/14 18:50:37 (permalink)
    I think many 'fair/festival' goers look for something they can't get at regular food establishments; ... or ... they patronize a local organization food booth.    ... Me, I like a good 'polish sausage dog' ... can't get these at regular hotdog stands.     ... Another food that seems to sell out is the BIG BBQ turkey Leg at $5 or $6 each. ( )  H'll you can buy these for a $1 apiece at Walmart; but again this is an item sold by a local organization and BBQ'd on site, a couple of hundred at a time.
     
    Chicken Wings, ???  ... off hand I wouldn't think it would work  ... more especially if the same product was readily available every day of the week in town.   ... So what would be your gimmick to make this different?  ...
     
    Much of the other food is simple over priced and don't interest me.
    post edited by edwmax - 2013/10/14 19:20:27
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2013/10/14 19:57:00 (permalink)
    Same question here???
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2013/10/14 21:10:04 (permalink)
    If you do wings, you need to figure a way to make them portable, and not too messy.  People are standing up and walking around with your food, that can be challenging.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2013/10/14 21:12:45 (permalink)
    I've seen it work first hand. Tavern I use to work for took a trailer out to the state fair every year. They promoted the store with a few of their regular products while gaining additional exposure from offering a couple of "gimic" type items. The owners did suite well and always took s trip yo Vegas afterwards. They did 3-5k $ days for 10 days. A rainy day will slow that bomber down though.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2013/10/14 21:59:29 (permalink)
    I'm thinking there may be a couple of problems with doing wings as a festival. The first being that they take a long time to cook from raw. The second is the cost of the product vs. what you can sell them for. Wings are pretty expensive.  That being said. If you can figure it out wings are really popular these days. Good Luck.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2013/10/14 22:40:39 (permalink)
    You could do wings that are breaded, with the spices in the breading (so they wouldn't be so messy). There are pressure fryers that will do wings in a jiffy. With your business model, I would say that such a machine is pretty much mandatory.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2015/03/23 14:20:25 (permalink)
    I guess wings are out and Smoked Turkey Legs are in.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2015/04/25 12:05:55 (permalink)
    there is a wing truck here in K C that does well.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2015/04/26 11:49:23 (permalink)
    I would patronize a wing truck-definitely! Smoked turkey legs are ok, but everyone is doing that.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2015/05/05 09:48:24 (permalink)
    Wings will be a staple on my truck for sure.  I have a local meat market that sells 40 lb. cases of wings for $39! Cha Ching!
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2015/11/17 14:52:32 (permalink)
    BiggE
    Wings will be a staple on my truck for sure.  I have a local meat market that sells 40 lb. cases of wings for $39! Cha Ching!


    $39 bucks whats the name of that place??
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2015/11/18 01:15:32 (permalink)
    Too messy to eat standing up trying to hold a boat of wings, eat and wipe off your hands. I need to sit down at a table to eat wings. Need both hands free. I'm a 2 handed wing eater. And then you need to get rid of the bones.
    Boneless wings on a stick is the way to go. At EVERY state fair, anything on a stick sells, including Dog Dodo on a stick.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/07 11:09:50 (permalink)
    i would eat the wings...
       boneless wings on a stick awesome!
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/07 11:58:59 (permalink)
    No such thing as boneless wings...just chunks o' chicken...   As you can see I love true wings and hate "boneless"!
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/07 12:20:07 (permalink)
    Wintahaba
    No such thing as boneless wings...just chunks o' chicken...   As you can see I love true wings and hate "boneless"!


    I'm with you.  And about them being too messy at a fair, well sit at a picnic table.  They have them all over the place at the Ohio State Fair. 
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/07 13:03:29 (permalink)
    Wings must have bones or the are not wings!  They don't look like wings and they don't taste like wings.  Bones are a MUST!
     
    A large stack of perfectly cleaned bones on a plate in front of me is a show of pride.  I've done a good job.
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/07 13:24:01 (permalink)
    ...and I prefer the flats vs drummies! Cooked crisp...NO pink! As my wife and daughter state...I AM A WING SNOB!
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/07 13:28:20 (permalink)
    Any part of chicken that is pink is a HUGE NO!!!    I like both parts equally but I really dislike SMALL wings, like they came from a parakeet!  I like BIG meaty wings!  Shoot, now I feel like going to the Gahanna Grill for wings. 
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/07 14:04:14 (permalink)
    Plus, I must have a good quality blue cheese....NO RANCH THANK YOU! Hell, Now I want wings also. 
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/12 02:52:30 (permalink)
    wings can be done if right crowd.. fairs not so much.. festivals and in a pod most definitely..

    Look at Andy Ricker's business model with POK POK..he did a few full service restaurants and realized his best item was his wings
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    Re:Concession trailer for wings? 2016/09/12 04:00:42 (permalink)
    In a sit down restaurant? 100% bone in.
    Walking around at a limited seating fair or festival? On a stick Please!
    "Buffalo Chicks on a Stick" is a good name. Could use boneless wings, or tenders or chunks of chicken. 
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