The cost of food for a concession stand depends on the type of food you want to serve, as well as any added costs associated with purchasing and preparing the food. Depending on what type of concession stand you have, prices can range from a couple dollars for pre-packaged items such as chips or candy to several dollars per item for hot foods such as hot dogs, pizza or hamburgers.
Other costs to consider are the cost of drinks, typically priced at several dollars per can or bottle, and any condiments you may need for your food items which could add up over time. Additionally, if you plan on selling food that needs to be heated or prepared before serving, the cost of equipment and supplies to do so will need to be factored in.
Finally, the cost of labor must also be considered when calculating food costs for a concession stand. Depending on how large and busy your stand is, you may want to consider hiring staff or volunteers to help with prepping food and serving customers. This would add an additional cost for wages as well as any additional benefits offered to your employees.