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Frozen Yogurt Catering Cart – Mobile Events Program

April 6, 2016

Frozen Yogurt Catering Cart – Mobile Events Program

April 1st, 2015 by

Frozen Yogurt Store Catering Cart C Nelson Cart for mobile catering turnkeyparlor.com

Frozen Yogurt Store Catering Cart

 

Currently own or getting ready to

open a frozen yogurt store?

Don’t ignore the catering opportunity. You can make a lot of extra cash, and just as important, you build your brand and reinforce it in your community.

You can try and do it “on the cheap”, but that’s a bad idea and it will reflect negatively on your brand. Much better idea is to buy one of our Nelson catering ice cream carts with cold plates (they keep the yogurt cups frozen for up to 12 hours without the need for electricity). These units are the best in the biz. Strong, reliable and just plain great looking. See a bunch of pictures below.

Here’s a summary of the program costs and basics:

  • Approximate cost of the cart, depending on shipping location: $5590 with cold plates or $4600 without cold plates (prices include  shipping)
  • Approximate cost of graphics (logo on cart, etc) is $500 maybe less depending who does it (have a local sign co do them in vinyl)
  • Branded tent (we don’t sell this, but approx cost is about $1,000). You can probably buy it from a local sign company
  • You can go higher end with the Rosetto Dispensers (we don’t sell these. They are nice, but expensive). We sell an economy version of the Rosetto. Our cost is $75 per 3pk of dispensers). You would attache these to the steel sneeze-guard. Need to customize here a bit, but easy.
  • If you buy the cart without the cold plates, you will need power at the venue, or a generator. Cold plates means that as long at the cart is plugged in and set at the coldest temp the night before, the plates will hold the product all day without electricity. If you feel that most of the time you will have electricity at the venue, or you are ok with buying a generator (Honda 2000 watt generator works…about $1k) then you might be best off with the less expensive cart with no cold plates. It will be lighter, and that can make life easier when transporting the cart.

How its done:

  • Everyone will develop their own system over time, but in general terms,  people use 8 or 10oz cups or 12 oz cups, and pre fill them about 75% with yogurt, leaving space for toppings. Put a lid on them and put them in a freezer a day or 2 before, or right into the cart. You can fit about 400 eight oz cups…you do the math on the bigger cups.

Call us at 877-817-5716 to talk about it.

Order the cart before April 30, 2015 and get $150 off

Download detailed drawing with dimensions of  Yogurt Catering cart

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How much can I make with a vending cart?



How much can I make with a vending cart?

June 12th, 2011 by

How much can I make with a cart vending business? This article is an excerpt from our FREE Cart Vending Guide – Click the book cover below for details on how to download for free.

HOW MUCH CAN I MAKE?

Of course, this is always the million dollar question. I can’t really tell you how much you will make because that depends on a multitude of factors. These factors include:

  • how many days a year you want to work
  • How often you will use employees instead of running the operation yourself
  • How soon will you expand to multiple carts and hire help
  • What type of product you will sell
  • Where you will sell your products

All of the above said, I will try and give you a few examples for you to get general idea of what you can expect to make if you work a the cart yourself and plan to do so for 6 months out of the year.

If you are going to sell pre-packaged novelties (ice cream bars, fruit bars, cups, etc.) you are going to pay a supplier anywhere from $.35 to $1.75 per unit. In some cases, you’ll pay over $1.75 for an item, but that would be the exception. In other cases, you might pay below $.35 for an item, but that again, is the exception. Cost depends on size, quality, etc. Haagen-Dazs and Dove Bars are great sellers, and these will be closer to the $1.75 per unit cost. Fruit Bars like FrozFruit, Fruti, Edy’s Fruit, etc. will run you about $.75 per unit.

Your retail (what you sell your product to the customer for) will vary greatly depending on where you are selling and what it is costing you to sell from that location or at that event. You really have to get to know your typical customer and then adjust your product mix and pricing according to that typical customer. Ideally, you want to make close to 3 times what you pay for the item, except when you are selling the high end stuff that’s costing you around $1.75 per item. These you can sell for 2 times cost. The reason is that the actual profit on an item that costs you $1.75 when you retail if for 2 times cost will sometimes make you the same or more than a lower cost item that you retail for 3 times cost. I’ll give you an example:

Haagen-Dazs or Dove Bar:

Cost: $1.75

Retail: $3.50 (2 times wholesale or 2 X $1.75)

Profit: $1.75

Fruit Bar or Snicker’s Ice Cream Bar:

Cost $.75

Retail: $2.25 (3 times wholesale or 3 X $.75)

Profit: $1.50

In the above example, the Haagen-Dazs bar, at 2 (2 X $1.75 = $3.50) wholesale nets you more dollar profit than the Fruit Bar at 3 times wholesale.

A Nelson BDC-8 Push cart can hold 500 to 800 single novelties, depending on your mix of items. Assuming your average novelty item sells for $2, you can have $1200 to $1600 dollars worth of retail inventory in your cart. A pretty good sales day if you go through it all.

If you target a daily take home profit of $200 for a typical event, your target sales revenue would be about $550 and your profit and loss statement could look like this (assuming you will get about 250 customers that day):

Sales Revenue                                                                                $550

Cost of Goods Sold (what you paid for the novelties)                   $250

Gross Profit (profit before expenses)                                             $300

 

Less:

Site Fee or Daily Rent                                                                             ($ 50)

Bank Loan ($400 month payment divided by 10 events in month)         ($ 40)

Gas to get back and forth from location                                                  ($ 10)

Day’s Profit                                $200

Months Profit                             $2000 (10 selling days X 200 per day)

If you were selling Italian Ice (more profitable but not necessarily more sales) , which you could buy for an average of about $20 per 2.5 gallon tub (approx 50,  4oz servings out of a tub) your profit/loss statement for the day could look like this:

Sales Revenue (200 servings @ $2 each)                     $400

Cost of Goods Sold (what you paid for the ice )          $80 (4 tubs X $20)

Gross Profit (profit before expenses)                            $320

Less:

Site Fee or Daily Rent                                                                             ($ 50)

Bank Loan ($400 month payment divided by 10 events in month)         ($ 40)

Gas to get back and forth from location                                                  ($ 10)

Day’s Profit                                $220

Months Profit                             $2200 (10 selling days X 220 per day)

This is a very general example of profitability. There are so many factors that will influence what kind of money you can make doing this and they are hard to list. You really have to use your common sense and find places where you can sell that have high foot traffic and little competition.

 

Neil Williams
President

KeyWord Farm, LLC
www.TurnKeyParlor.com
877-817-5716
877-632-2210 (fax)
sales@turnkeyparlor.com
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10 Flavor Gelato Dipping Case TKPGEL



 

TKPGEL10

 

The Perfect Gelato Dipping Case. Gets you into the ice cream business fast, easy and for a great price! Holds 10 five liter Gelato pans on top, approximately 8 more in storage – The sneeze-guard, sliding glass lids and the five liter pan racking AND stainless steel pans are included! FREE SHIPPING. Best warranty in the business: 5 years on compressor, 1 year parts and labor.

 

 

 

Features of the TKPGEL 10 INCLUDE:

  • Wide range thermostat
  • LED interior lighting
  • Cold wall evaporator
  • Pre-painted galvanized steel interior
  • Single layer, heat reflective glass lids
  • Available in 5 sizes
  • Assembly required (sneeze-guard only – simple)

 

 

Spec Sheet for TKPGEL

 

Spec Sheet

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4 Can Ice Cream Dipping Cabinet for Sale

April 5, 2016

4 Can Ice Cream Dipping Cabinet for Sale

SP4H

4 can ice cream dipping cabinet for sale

 

Today we are posting about one of our most popular 4 hole flavor dipping cabinets, the SP4H. This is a great option if you’re deciding to get into the ice cream business.

The SP4H is the perfect small ice cream dipping cabinet. Gets you into the ice cream business fast, easy and for a great price! Holds 6 three gallon tubs-4 on top and 2 in storage. The sneeze-guard, sliding glass lids and the 3 gallon tub holders are included. Best warranty in the business: 5 years on compressor, 1 year on parts and labor.

FREE SHIPPING. Note: The decal you see in some of the pictures is not on the freezers. The units are all plain white enamel.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Adjustable Thermostat: -10 Degrees to + 10 degrees- Allows for variable settings to scoop Ice Cream, Gelato or Italian ice
  • Heat reflective glass lids provide extra protection from ice build up commonly found in other dipping freezers
  • Electrical Requirements are minimal in comparison to other dipping freezers – meaning much lower electric bills
  • Can holders included in price help keep 3 gallon tubs steady for easier scooping (gelato pans and holders are extra $)
  • Four locking casters make it easy to move freezer from one location to another
  • Best warranty in the business – 5 years on compressor, 1 year on parts and labor
  • 26 3/4 w X 27 7/8 X 52 1/2h

 

CLICK HERE FOR PRICING

 

Ice Cream Dipping Cabinet Spec Sheet SP4

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Below is a video on the SP12H which is the ice cream dipping cabinet for 12 flavors but it generally works the same as the SP4H.

 

 

 

 


Thank you for reading this post and let us know if you have any comments and/or questions.

-The TurnKey Team