It’s all about the food!
Nebraska football games: runzas, a breaded hamburger and cabbage sandwich.
Minnesota state fair: anything and everything on a stick.
Winter time sledding and snowboarding: hot chocolate and warm chili.
School lunches: grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Father’s Day cookouts: hamburgers and brauts on the grill
Okay, the school lunches might be pushing the point, but for many people traditional events and locations are about the food. And while you might occasionally accept a substitute, imagine your disappointment if you cannot get the food you want when you want it. Fortunately, portable concession stands can often bring the food that people want to a variety of places and locations.
Although climate controlled containers can be used for a variety of purposes, portable concession stands are a trend that are growing in popularity. From food truck rodeos to permanent locations for local foods, portable concession stands serve everything from hot tamales in Texas to boiled peanuts in Georgia.
Although many people around the world think containers as the items that are transported on enormous container ships 1,300 feet in length, the individual containers have made it possible for many small business owners, especially those interested in serving food from portable concession stands, to achieve their dream of owning their own business. While the nearly 400 meters around a large container ship is the same as the distance around an Olympic running track, this incredibly large sea vessel carries individual structures that see many uses beyond the intended purpose of shipping goods from one part of the world to another.
Cargo Container Modifications Make It Possible to Transform an Empty Shell Into a Variety of Purposes
Even when newer containers are purchased by the largest of companies and their old inventory is no longer in use, aging containers can serve many purposes. In fact, If shipping containers are taken care of with regular maintenance, the Container Auction indicates that they can last for a total of 20 years. When containers are retired early because of a liquidation process or the need for a different interior design structure, some of the used steel storage containers for sale are in pretty good condition.
Purchasing used steel cargo containers, in fact, has become such a trend that an entire market revolves around the buying and selling of these portable structures. And while these containers serve as a movable containers in the shipping industry, their more permanent purpose is growing in popularity. The fact that there are currently over 17 million shipping containers in circulation globally means that finding inventive ways to use these containers once they are retired will continue to provide opportunities. On any given day, as many as 5 million containers are active making as many as 200 million trips a year. These statistics from Billie Box mean that the continued creative and entrepreneurial uses for these containers will likely extend beyond these already clever uses:
- Ultimate tailgate locations. Extended with a deck and a second floor railed in rooftop, some containers were used at the 2016 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Available for rent for private parties, these temporary party locations were a huge success.
- Construction site and employment offices. Although these buildings may not look like much from the outside, storage containers that have been redesigned as an employment office in a new apartment development can actually quite elaborate on the inside. On construction sites around the world, these steel shelves have been used for years as a meeting place for contractors, inspectors, and other site visitors.
- Merchandise display spaces. Because they are so readily available, steel storage containers are a fairly inexpensive way to provide a popup merchandise location at sporting events, festivals, community dances, and other occasions. With the convenience of loading the whole container and inventory up when an event ends, the merchandiser can be at the next big event in just a few hours or days.
- Tiny homes. As the number of individuals who want to downsize to the bare minimum, some steel containers are being transformed into comfortable living spaces.
Whether your next venture is focusing on food, fashion or fun, a used steel storage container may be just what you need.