We hope you enjoy reading some of the e-mails we receive from Kettle Corn poppers around the country.
We get compliments on our set-up everywhere we go. I have and will continue to recommend your company, folks. Your service after the sale in unmatched.
We’re using our kettle corn unit at a drag racing track and festivals. We’re also offering cotton candy. So far the kettle corn has outsold the cotton candy. Our best day was at the Spring Nationals Drag Racing…about 7,000 people for the 2 days. We had 3 people working and grossed about $2,500. The money spent on our unit is money well spent. We have 3 teenagers; they all work with us. They earn spending money and are learning how to run and manage a business. This will help them get ready for their adult years and the extra income we earn will help pay for their college.
We are using the machine (we love the receiving bin – it is great for bagging as well as separating the old maids!) for extra attraction to our retail popcorn store. Our biggest surprise about the kettle corn business was how well received the kettle corn was as an addition to our retail popcorn business. Everyone loves it. We put a sign on the outside of our business introducing kettle corn. Many people have come in from the street that have never been in before because they wanted kettle corn. That has increased our revenue by 10%. Thank you!
Earth Day we generated $600. There are many people in our area who have never tasted kettle corn…It’s amazing how many people buy a bag after they’re given a sample. About 70% of people that tried the popcorn bought a bag. My 3 boys were working the booth. I have enjoyed dealing with North Bend Originals and feel fortunate to have found your company on the internet. We appreciate your honest and sincere approach. You have been very patient with all the questions. Thanks!
So far I have only had one semi-festival day. It was a new park dedication and they had entertainment all day. Pretty busy, but I wasn’t selling much corn for the first 3 hours and then all of a sudden I sold about $700 worth in 2 hours. Finished the day around $900. I have many competitors in my area and I have checked every one of their machines out. I have yet to find a more efficient kettle corn popper out there. I have seen many machines that are not fully enclosed, causing loss of heat of the kettle and way too much heat on the person cooking. The other guys don’t stand a chance against my North Bend Original. Thanks for the great popper and all the ongoing help you have given me.
We purchased the Complete Mobile Concession Package from North Bend earlier this year. We have undergone five inspections and each inspector has consistently been impressed by the professional quality of the equipment. Other non-kettle-corn vendors have even asked where they could purchase the hand-washing station. We even had a customer say that “to the trained eye, this is an outstanding set-up.” We could not be happier with our package and Andrea has always answered our questions in a timely manner. It is wonderful peace of mind to know that we can pass inspection without question and get down to the fun business of making and selling kettle corn.
Jeff and Brenda, WI