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FestivalNet Food Ventors News
April 2018

Flowering bulbs, rising temps, blue skies. Ah, Spring! For you, this time of year also means maintenance, menu planning and managing a myriad of details. Festival season is upon us! Are you ready? Read this month's article to find out.

'The law is the way to hold your government accountable for your protection,' Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director, Equality Now

Tweetable, right? Not only that, it's a motivating principle behind the work of Equality Now. Find out more about how this non-profit uses the law to help create justice for all, below.

Happy Spring!

Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

Sugarloaf Crafts

Have You Prepared for this Year's Festival Circuit?
by Robert Berman for Mobile Catering Business

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For many of us Spring is the time to dust off and freshen up our concession trailers and food carts in preparation to, once again, head out on the festival circuit.

A coat of paint, some axle grease and air in the tires may be all that are needed to ensure a safe and prosperous journey on the open road. However, now is also the time to consider freshening up your menu.

Food Vendor News

New methods of fast freezing and storing food coupled with our ethnic diversities have brought a multitude of new and exciting offerings to food concessionaires. Although the fast food industry is always under pressure from health advocates, it has improved dramatically over the years. The use of oil containing trans fats is all but history in the food industry.

But, food concessionaires and vending cart operators have to be careful when considering diversifying their menus. In general, the more items on a menu, the greater the amount of food that will not be sold and will need to be disposed of. It also usually means a longer service time for each customer. Combined, these two items can prove to be an economic disaster for the operator.

Read more!

Join our Networking Community & Reach more People!

Whether or not you have your own website, be sure to fill out your FN profile for your business. You can share your FN profile (basically an electronic press kit) and quickly link promoters to all your info, pics, calendar, and even a blog if you want! The more complete your profile, the more a Food Director can conveniently learn all about you from one easy link.

Go to your Modify Profile page to fill out your profile and opt into the Member's Fest Biz Directory.

The FestivalNet Giving Tree

Equality Now dedicates itself to creating a world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys. A world where everyone leads lives which are safe, fearless and free. Our CEO, Kurt Irmiter, put an apple on our Giving Tree for Equality Now. The non-profit will receive a portion of's gross profits for April. Check out all our awesome recipients on our Giving Tree page!

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