For some folks, the best part of going to a carnival is the food. You know, funnel cakes, candy apples, turkey legs, corn dogs, cotton candy, Polish sausage and the like.
Lynette Hill is using that principle to run a new type of restaurant in her hometown of Memphis. It’s called Carnival Food Year Round and offers these tasty treats every day.
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“Before we set up shop, you could only get this type of food maybe two weeks out of the year, when there’s a country fair or the carnival was in town, or when you visited an amusement park,” notes Hill. “We’ve found that these food items are popular all the time and built up a nice business around it.
“There’s nowhere else in the USA can you walk into a place and purchase carnival food year round. We started out in our concession trailer at flea markets, school events, and local festivals, and now we’ve got a thriving, family-oriented restaurant that is truly unique.”
Carnival Food Year Round (www.carnivalfoods.net) also offers traditional fare, like burgers, salads, chicken dishes and sandwiches. The core of the business, however, is the carnival food. Because it’s such a unique culinary item, carnival foodhas been sold by Hill tor fundraisers around the country.
Hill is now looking to expand the business, take it to the next level. She wants to offer entertainment with the food, constructing a facility that has rides, a skating rink and popular carnival games. Basically, it will be an indoor carnival that runs year round: the Carnival Food Recreation Center.
Hill needs to raise about $500,000 to accomplish her goal. In order to generate this capital, she has launched two crowdfunding campaigns.
Her Kickstarter campaign can be viewed at www.kickstarter.com/projects/406931130/carnival-food-recreation-center
The Indiegogo campaign can be viewed at www.indiegogo.com/projects/carnival-food-recreation-center
Both web pages include a video that shows the types of food offered and how it is prepared.
Donations of any amount are welcome. Hill is hoping that food lovers around the country will help fund her expansion project, making Memphis the center of the carnival food universe.
“No one else is doing this,” says Hill. “We have no competitors. We are the only business to that has combined the most popular profitable, fair items into one menu, all year round. With public backing through the crowdfunding sites, I intend to move forward with the expansion process.”
For additional information, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/406931130/carnival-food-recreation-center; www.indiegogo.com/projects/carnival-food-recreation-center; the Carnival Food website, www.carnivalfoods.net; or the Carnival Food Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/Carnival-Food-DBA-Kandy-Land/141908945847871
Hill can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funnel Cake & Strawberries Cream
Company Name: Carnival Food Recreation Center
Contact Person: Lynette Hill
Country: United States