If I were to open this place tomorrow, on a shoe string budget, as a concession type stand at an open air (flea) market, what would it take?
So things I know I would need: Chicken, ham, veggies, spices, rice, rice cooker, bowls, plastic-ware, drinks, grill, cooler, ice, propane, utensils, napkins, signage, oil, trash can, trash bags, register, cash, change, pen and paper, a location.
Hmmm... What am I missing? What don't I know?
I know for the rice cooker(s) I will need electricity. I am not sure that will be available. I also have no idea how much of anything I would need. Will I have 20 customers or 200? All things being equal, I would rather run out of stuff than have too much.
I also want to know how much getting a spot would cost, I need to know where that spot is located, is it even in a good place? What are the other places around this spot? How's the foot traffic? Is it next to one of those incense burning places that always give me a headache?
What if it rains or some other type of weather becomes a factor? Do I need some kind of insurance mandated by the open air market?
I am for sure going to take a look at some open air markets this weekend. I will be trying to answer these questions and look for questions that I have not asked.
Feel free to add to my list, as they would be much appreciated. Thanks,