QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED BY PROSPECTIVE TASTE OF THE SOUTH KIOSK OPERATORS
How much does it cost to open a Taste of the South kiosk?
The estimated initial investment is about $10,000/$15,000 for a state-of-the-art, high-impact Taste Of The South kiosk. This includes our standard opening inventory. In addition, licensees will need about $10,000 in working capital.
Will I have to pay an ongoing percentage of my sales to a Taste of the South?
Absolutely not. Once you purchase your product from a Taste of the South at our wholesale prices, you have fulfilled the obligation of your licensing agreement. Everything you make after your operating expenses is yours to keep or reinvest.
When do I open and close my kiosk?
We require that your kiosk is open and staffed during the winter holiday season during mall hours. This usually ranges from November 1 to January 15. Other than that, retail operations are optional. This way, you're only required to be in operation during the busiest buying time of the year.
Where will my kiosks be located?
Your kiosk must be located in an urban or suburban retail center with a minimum of 500,000 total square feet of retail space, or in Airport Terminals and other special events locations. You are responsible for researching the location, selecting only those you feel confident about.
What does the Taste Of The South kiosk look like?
A color photo of the kiosk is included at the top of this page. Overall, the design is intended to maximize product visibility and appeal in the mall corridor setting where traffic is heaviest. The kiosk's footprint is approximately 120 square feet. Its panels can be configured in a range of layouts, according to space and mall/shopping center requirements. Typically these units are provided by the Mall/Shopping center.
Can I invest in multiple kiosks for multiple mall locations?
As long as you can demonstrate the financial resources and personal commitment necessary to operate multiple locations successfully, more than one kiosk license may be approved.
Do I have to use your kiosks to market your southern taste treats?
Yes, we require a kiosk environment in order to achieve a consistent product image and retail presence.