Slush / Frozen Drink Machine Question

by Brian
(Lexington, Kentucky)

Good day all! I am finally taking another step forward in pursuing one of my long held desires to own a concession / vending operation and work some festivals. One of the areas that I have narrowed my business down to is the frozen "slushy" type drinks and I am looking for information or advice from individuals that may have a little bit of "know how" in this area. There are literally thousands of options for machine types (new vs used machines, size, style, etc). I was wondering if someone would be willing to impart some knowledge - - what brand of machines are reliable? Easy to repair? Available replacement parts? What size of machine works best - - what size machine compared to the potential number of customers? Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated... and trust me - you will have a lifetimes worth of free slushies should I pursue this avenue - lol. I appreciate your time and thank you for any assistance.

Comments for Slush / Frozen Drink Machine Question

Click here to add your own comments

This works
by: Maraca.com.au

If you want to make a killing selling slush, there is 3 things you need. 1. Hot weather. 2. Good healthy slush. 3. A maraca bottle.

Your initial sales will come from thirsty people that will notice your attractive banner. They get the slush it in the worlds only maraca bottle which gives them a WOW factor. They walk around the festival or event drinking from the worlds coolest bottle and sometimes shaking it making a rattling sound which attracts attention. Then the sales start flying in. You will out sell any other slush vendor there. I know. This is what I do. mymaraca.com

I am starting to sell licences. Hurry.

Slushy Drinks
by: Anonymous

I currently have a concessions trailer and one of the products I sell is the slushy drink. I have a Taylor 432 (double barrel). I like this machine but have found that it is a bit slow when demand is high. I have no problem selling my slushy drinks for $5 (16oz).

sell somethin else too
by: Justin P.

i would recommend selling other items in addition to frozen drinks... they won't pull in enough alone to make enough money.

Smoothies
by: Anonymous

Sell smoothies out of them instead of "slushes". You can get much more per sale and the mix iss the same price .

Bunn
by: Jerry

I sold slushies for many years at local fairs and I always had Bunn machines. Worked great but make sure you get three bowl machines that way you always have reserves if you run out.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Food Vendor Forum.