What are the differences in kettle sizes?
Gold Medal popcorn machines are available in sizes ranging from 4oz up to 60oz. Each machine has a rating called 1oz. servings/hour. This will tell you the maximum amount of popcorn each popper will produce in one hour.
4oz Popcorn Machines - Small Volume
4oz Gold Medal Popcorn poppers will produce 90 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for homes, break rooms, recreation rooms & game rooms.
6oz & 8oz Popcorn Machines - Medium Volume
The 6oz & 8oz Gold Medal poppers will produce about 120 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for clubs, video stores, large break rooms, restaurants, small bars, country clubs, churches and waiting rooms.
12oz Popcorn Machines
The 12oz Gold Medal popcorn poppers will produce about 210 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for schools, home theaters, concession stands, bars & snack bars.
16oz Popcorn Machines
The 16oz Gold Medal popcorn poppers will produce about 240 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for theaters, convention centres, parks, malls, sport complexes, stadiums and arenas. Machines larger than 16oz. are generally used for high-volume usage.
Why is Gold Medal considered the premier concessions supplier in the world?
For more than 80 years, Gold Medal has led the innovative process of bringing you the best machinery, technology, supplies and service. You could say Gold Medal wrote the book on it. From our E-Z Kleen kettles and our Big Eye electronic heat control to our PopClean™ filter system and Uni-Maxx® energy saver, no shortcut has been taken when it comes to the quality of Gold Medal Products.
Why should I partner with Gold Medal?
Gold Medal not only has a complete line of poppers for your every need, but we have a tight hold on the market for Cotton Candy, Ice Shavers & Sno-Kones®, hot dogs, candy apples... the list goes on and on. We also handle all the supplies you need and are constantly looking for new ways to improve on our already-successful products. Plus, we are there to help you become as successful as possible every step of the way with marketing ideas, location assistance and profit ideas.
Do you carry replacement parts and supplies?
Yes, we offer replacement parts and supplies for your fun food machines.
What are the estimate profits on each fun food?
Profit will vary with the type of machine you have, the kinds of products you are selling, and your location. We do have a handy profit estimator at here to give you an idea of the money you could make selling fun foods.
How Do I Sell Fun Foods?
Gold Medal takes great pride in helping our customers succeed before the sale — when they are thinking about getting started, and after the sale — when they are looking to maximise their potential. That's why we have created a variety of publications — FREE — that you may request to help you become as successful as possible selling fun foods! Take a look at them here.
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