Policies and Procedures for a Concession Stand

    by Aditi Bansal

Updated on Monday, July 17, 2017

Policies and procedures for your concession stand must be in line with your overall business policy documents, government regulations for your industry and your landlord’s rules.

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Policies and procedures serve as a guideline for business operations, and to guide employees as they carry out their day-to-day business. A concession stand policies and procedures document is quite similar. Policies offer a guideline on how you want your stand to run while procedures give specific instructions on the processes to follow when accomplishing tasks. Both policies and procedures provide the order you need for your business; without them, your concession stand becomes disorganized and chaotic.

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Policies offer guidelines on specifics such as reporting times, working hours, timeliness for emergencies and vacations, instructions on performance evaluation, how to dress and cleanliness guidelines such as how to wash hands after handling a specific chemical. Procedures then offer instructions on how to record working hours, how to address and respond to customers and how to complete specific tasks in merchandising. A comprehensive employee policies and procedures document ensures your concession stand stays staffed at all times, with guidelines on how to deal with employees who do not follow the rules.


Operation policies offer guidelines on when to open the concession stand, how to serve customers from it and how to sustain a healthy relationship with the venue. Procedures then guide you on the steps to follow when opening the stand, maintenance of the cash register, accident reporting process, cleanliness of the stand, maintaining its appearance, receiving deliveries and storing supplies among others. Procedures are especially important if you sell food to avoid going against health regulations.


Whether you come across difficult of pleasant customers, your policies should state that you treat them both politely and attend to their needs equally. Your procedures will guide your employees towards dealing with challenging customers, how to react and report extreme incidents such as how to alert security officers or to seek medical assistance.


Your concession stand must meet the obligations of the landlord. Often, your landlord will issue a set of rules you need to obey. Your landlord’s rules come with good intention, they want you to operate your business successfully and improve customer experiences without causing unnecessary disruptions. Make sure you edit your policies and procedures document to match your landlord’s rules and requirements. 

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