As an active parent volunteer, Founder Leslie Harrell designed the platform after noticing an opportunity for high school concession stands to increase profits. Her years of experience volunteering and running small businesses led her to create the platform to modernize the high school concession stand programs. Allowing online ordering, among other benefits, allows better concession stand management and directly contributes to profits for our kid’s organizations. Blitz Concessions makes this all possible.
Blitz Concessions was developed and released just a couple of months before the pandemic, which put a two-year hold on customer engagement but allowed for time to fine-tune the platform. With help from beta customers, Blitz Concessions has become a solid platform for making programs profitable.
Historically, problems that have plagued concession stand operations stem from the fact that the person managing it turns over every year or two. There is no definitive reporting or other information to help the next person run the stand efficiently, essentially starting over every time a new person is in charge. Blitz Concessions creates reporting that essential to the high turnover environment. We tackled balancing the cash drawer with actual sales numbers, helping volunteers count back change correctly, and allowing fans a positive experience by making online ordering quick, and easy, and avoiding lines.
Blitz Concessions makes high school concession stands more profitable, functional, and enjoyable. The web-based platform offers fans, parent volunteers, and concession stand volunteers a positive experience. Online menus allow your fans to see menus ahead of time, plan to spend money with your organization, order and pay for their food online, and not have to wait in line. For volunteers, easy to operate point-of-sale design makes it easy to train and keep volunteers happy. For the concession manager, document management helps keep an “online” binder to pass from one concession stand manager to another seamlessly. Volunteer management allows them to assign stand responsibilities for each event. Pre-orders and combos make it easy to have a robust menu and reduce inventory waste by offering pre-ordering to your fans. Inventory, margin, and sales reports help you run a smart program. Blitz Concessions enables you to manage inventory to know what you are selling and minimize waste.
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