Mitigate Staffing Shortages and Create a Better Fan Experience with a Portable Concession Stand Fleet
Stadium concessions are notoriously difficult to staff, and the labor shortages plaguing every industry have hit markets in the hospitality sector particularly hard. Stadiums and event venues face a unique challenge in maintaining proper staff counts due to the temporary and seasonal nature of available work. As a result, more venues are turning to mobility solutions, like portable concession stand fleets, to help make operations smoother, enhance existing staff safety, and keep fans smiling.
What Sports Fans Really Want
Sports fans don’t need their team to win every game to have a good time. In fact, a smooth experience, from parking and ticketing to concessions and souvenirs, will keep customers showing up to cheer their team on, win or lose. More than anything, modern sports fans and event attendees want shorter lines and more socially and environmentally responsible teams and venues—and they are willing to pay a premium where these features are available.
Portable Concession Stand Fleets Facilitate Shorter Lines
Meeting customers where they are increases revenue opportunities by making concessions more convenient and accessible for fans. Deploying a portable concession stand fleet adds valuable flexibility to stadium operations and labor management. Portable concession stands allow venues to ensure the busiest zones are fully equipped, while pulling back on areas with less foot traffic when necessary.
Social Responsibility Starts at Home
When there is enough labor to go around, concession lines move faster, and workers have time and energy to be more helpful. Furthermore, when workers are not rushed, they get injured less, are generally in a better mood, and are able to take more initiative to solve problems as they arise. Event venues that actively support their workforce without stretching it too thin show fans that they care, and fans respond in kind by spending their leisure time and money there.
Portable Concession Stand and Portable Commercial Cooler Features That Keep Staff and Fans Smiling
When building a portable concession stand fleet, it’s important to remember that not all systems are created equally. So make sure you are shopping around to find mobility features that keep your workers safe and contribute to a frictionless experience for fans.
Battery Power That Lasts the Whole Game
No one wants to shut down concession sales due to the need to recharge. Mobile concession stands with enough battery power to last throughout an entire game ensure the ability to take advantage of every sales opportunity.
Motorized and Locking Casters
Concession stands equipped with all the bells and whistles can weigh 750-1200 pounds and require a great deal of strength to move and control. Motorized casters allow staff to move portable concession stands and coolers with the touch of a button, preventing overexertion and overuse injuries. Locking brakes keep everyone safe by preventing runaway carts.
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High Capacity Refrigeration
A portable commercial cooler fleet with high capacity refrigeration may supply staff with enough icy cold beverages to make it through an entire shift without the need to restock. This reduces redundancy for staff, reduces potential for weight-bearing injuries, and frees up labor to manage other more customer-facing tasks.
Commercial-Grade Temperature Control
Ensuring coolers and refrigerators are NSF-7 compliant is an absolute must in order to keep customers safe from food-borne illness.
Attractive Design With Branded Customization
A portable concession stand fleet should be the powerhouse driving sales. An attractive design with custom branding and features made for visibility will help fans know exactly where to go for their favorite refreshments.
Keeping Workers Safer
Working concessions is a tough job and comes with a number of injury risks, from the general hazards of working outside day-in and day-out, to serious injuries from falls in the stands. Deploying a fleet of portable concession stands and portable commercial coolers can help reduce the number of staff injuries by contributing to a safer operational environment.
Cut Back on the Need for Roving Beer Vendors
Roving beer vendors hawking Bud Light in the stands may hearken back to a more nostalgic time, but it’s an incredibly inefficient way to deliver half-full cups of warm beer. Portable commercial coolers and beer on tap stations make it convenient for customers to get their cold beverages while they are still frosty. Positioning carts in the busiest sections create shorter trips for hawkers and closer access for fans; and it reduces the fall risk for workers who no longer have to carry heavy trays of sloshing beer through the stands.
Self-Powered Motorized Casters Reduce Overuse Strains
Heavy portable concession stands can be awkward to move, and constantly pushing them around the stadium may lead to overuse strains. However, deploying self-powered hospitality carts and commercial coolers makes it easy to relocate to wherever the action is. DTG’s motorized casters are designed to move heavy carts over all kinds of terrain, as well as up and down hills, with the touch of a button.
No Ice, No Mess, No Slips
Coolers without battery-powered commercial refrigeration require ice to keep things cold. This can lead to frostbite risk for staff constantly reaching elbows deep into sub-zero temperatures, as well as a slippery, wet mess that presents a slip hazard for both staff and fans. Portable commercial coolers solve this problem by eliminating the need for ice to keep food and beverages at exactly the right temperature.
Keep Workers Safer, Give Fans a Better Experience
Mobilizing concessions can help stadiums deal with labor shortages, keep workers safer, and deliver the kind of experience fans demand. Portable stands facilitate a more frictionless transaction experience, encouraging higher spending. And self-powered portable stands with ergonomic features designed for stadiums and event venues help drive sales while reducing on-the-job injuries.
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