Question: What is the best food to have during watching a movie or strolling the mall?
I have opened a juice bar just a yr a ago that serves juices and a bit of sandwiches. Now i will open a new bigger store and wanted to expand our menu. We are located inside the mall and near the cinema. We want to offer our customer something thats not so common (e.g. popcorn and fries) HEALTHY and DELICIOUS at a very affordable price. We wanted to have to offer something that is very easy to prepare since we are catering to on-to-go people and health buffs.
Noodles or Pasta, where the customer chooses there own ingredients.
most real health buffs probably don't want to eat while sitting Idle in a movie or walking around, munching on food just to munch is just plain stupid. If you want to really appeal to that group, offer salads with egg white pieces, so you get protein, no fat, fiber and you can throw in fruits to make it also contain vitamins. ever heard of Emergen-C? you could try and make a shake with that in it, 1000mg of vitamin C in a cool fruity beverage, sounds perfect for summer to me.
strolling needs stuff that doesn't crumble or drip everywhere - neat, clean, bite-size items.
watching a film needs something that doesn't have a noisy wrapper, wont ruin your clothes if you drop some in the dark and ideally you can grab for a fistful without looking down - that's why they serve popcorn in those wide topped containers.
You could certainly avoid salty things and things that stick in the teeth - these are pushed forward at cinema kiosks because they increase the desire for a drink and the chance for more profit.
Things you can serve in a burger box or a paper bag
Things that are mostly clean to the fingers
Its up to you, but I like something really sharp and sweet. A little bit of freeze dried strawberry goes a long way in amongst mixed seeds and dried cranberries or blueberries (both superfoods) go great with larger nuts like almonds.
I'm sure there are as many varieties of flapjack or cereal bar as there are varieties of fudge, and they could be sold as slabs or bite-size pieces , just the same.
'Potato chips' made with no potato are wonderful - especially a mix of parsnip, swede and raw beetroot, fried in a little olive oil and finished with black pepper. If you make them on site you can sell them still warm - heavenly.
Here are some things I thought of
Rice Krispy Bars
Frozen juice popcicles
Chips and salsa
Soft pretzelz with gourmet sauces
Just some ideas not sure if people would pay for these items. Although I would be willing to dish out a few bucks for a big thick rice krispy square at the mall!!!
My favorite is probably a glass of AIDS.
Nuts, trailmixes, I think you can score with those!
veggies sticks with nice dipping sauce or dressing
wraps / turkey , veggie, ham ,
may be nice whole grain cookies to go with the smoothies