NAC Weekly eNews
Jul. 10, 2013

The Minnesota Twins are building a food truck
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
The Minnesota Twins are getting in on the food-truck craze, building one of their own to round the bases in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Tentatively named "Taste of Target Field," the food truck will sell ballpark food such as Twins Dogs, bratwursts and Polish sausages as soon as August, Twins Senior Vice President of Operations Matt Hoy said.More

NAC Board affirms new by-laws
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) announced that the Executive Committee and Board of Directors have affirmed the new set of by-laws at their April meetings in Las Vegas. In order for these by-laws to take effect, they will have to be voted on by the membership. The vote will take place on Thursday, Aug. 8 during the Annual Membership Luncheon at the 2013 NAC Convention & Trade Show at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.

NAC members are encouraged to review the by-laws prior to the meeting. You can download a draft by clicking here.More

President's Convention Scholarship awarded to Ovations' Hanauer
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Jeff Hanauer has been awarded the 2013 President's Convention Scholarship. The event is being held from Aug. 6-9 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans. Hanauer is a General Manager for Ovations Food Service at a brand new AAA baseball stadium in El Paso, Texas. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Tulane University in 2002. More

Deadline for Hilton Riverside extended
The Hilton Riverside has graciously extended the deadline for the NAC room block at this year's convention to well into July. Rooms are still available at the Hilton. Please contact NAC headquarters if you have any difficultly finding space. Click here for more information and make your reservations today! We are looking forward to seeing you at the NAC Annual Convention and Trade Show. More

Welcome new members!
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
Tim Gilts of Hershey Company
Megan Thunder of Kernel Seasons
Ed Odmark of Ultrafryer Systems
Reid Parkinson of Ultrafryer Systems
Dean Thedford of Ultrafryer Systems
Barbara Dickerson of Ultrafryer Systems More

Print your orders as reminders of past success
The Sales Hunter
Each time you get an order, print it and keep it on your desk or in your car. Why?! Because reminders of your past success will motivate you toward future success.More

Baseball's all-star week menu tweaks all-American classics
The new All-Star Meatball Hero was created by Aramark's executive chef at Citi Field, Robert Flowers. The sub sandwich will be offered at Citi Field's Promenade Club, the Hyundai Club, the Caesars Club, and outdoor and indoor seating areas. More

5,000-pound popcorn ball to greet Indiana State Fair visitors
The News Sun
This is the Year of Popcorn at the Indiana State Fair. That means the snack is going to be taking center stage at a lot of events at this year's fair. Fair officials decided one of the best, and perhaps one of the most iconic ways to showcase popcorn, was to create a popcorn ball — a really, really big popcorn ball.More

America's best amusement park restaurants
USA Today
What makes for good amusement park fare might be subjective, but we've ranked our list based on variety of offerings, value, quality of food, and reflection of the park and/or associated ride's theme. Some people like casual, down-home fun and raucous rides. Some like a country vibe and family-oriented activities. Some like a bit of culture thrown into the experience.More

Joey Chestnut does it again! Champ wins Nathan's hot dog eating contest for record seventh straight year
New York Daily News
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut again gorged his way into history recently, winning his seventh consecutive Nathan's Hot Dog Eating championship in Coney Island by scarfing 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes — a new world record. The previous record was 68, which was set last year by Chestnut. More

The invention of the cotton candy machine
Nashville Scene
Though spun sugar has been around for hundreds of years, the electric cotton candy machine was invented in 1897 by a Nashville dentist, William Morrison, with the help of his candymaking partner, John C. Wharton. The two patented the machine two years later and then made a big splash at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. They sold their “fairy floss” for a quarter, which was quite expensive at the time; you could get about two dozen eggs for that price.More