The Churro price increase stirred up this topic I've been batting around in my head for a while now.
As I observered as I wondered the park recently, alot of these mobile cart vendors were pretty bored, they reminded me of the Maytag repairman most of the time.
It got me thinking, a soda, 3.50, water, 3.00...cotton candy 3.50... 1/4 cup of sugar spun onto a paper stick ...? 3.50!!!
Well, gotta pay the employee salary, gotta pay for maitenance of the carts, electricity, inventory, distibution costs, procurement costs, etc.
So what starts out to be a relatively inexpensive item.. soon becomes expensive due to overhead.
And, due to cause and effect, the less people buy of these items...(which seems quite evident over the decades) the higher the costs go, leading to even less sales. How long until it is no longer cost effective to offer these concessions?