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They have to pay for the spot they are in which is usually premium prices to help pay for the festival (tickets help but they need to pay staff which isn’t just for the day but through the year, advertising costs, hiring the area costs, licensing costs, electrical costs, etc etc) the venue has to cover insurance, health and safety, security, etc etc costs and it’s not a regular occupancy so a discount can’t apply.
They will likely be using off sit heating/cooking systems (battery, gas or generator based) which aren’t cheap.
They will be paying for the basic food cost before factoring in the staff costs.
They have to pay for travel costs to get to the location and home again.
They have to pay insurance, usually quite high given it’s not a regular place of business and potentially higher infection risks.
Again tied into the insurance it’s a confined space which raises the risk of accidents like burns.
They may need to invest in breakdown insurance which may expand beyond a location due to an unusual vehicle and a difficult location.
Plus there is the food safety and checks they need to adhere to. Maybe even staff and CBT costs to ensure the staff are okay in that environment or risk public liability insurance.
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Yeah they raise prices because they have a captive audience. Like at an event such as theatre, they have Whataburger for 3 x their normal price! It should be illegal since we aren't allowed to bring in outside food!
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It's always about supply and demand, and since they don't have a near unlimited or unlimited supply and the demand is going to big for convenience of the attendees,. It's pretty much a guarantee of pricey food if they forbid outside food, where attendees can't simply just bring their own food and beverage to the fair or festival, and if they plan to stay there for quite some time, they'll have to buy something to eat or drink sooner or later. The only way I can think of getting around this is try and eat and drink enough before you actually attend the festival or fair. That way you aren't hungry or thirsty and can direct all your attention and money on all the other activities that are going on.
They usually have to pay a fee just to serve food at those fairs/ festivals. So along with the overhead they need to recoup losses they've already taken before they've even opened for business. Also, what is you other option. Are you going to pack up and go somewhere else to eat? Some do but it's a small percentage and they count on that. Think of it as kind of like ATM fees. The whole point of ATM's was to offerconvenience to your customers while reducing traffic in your bank. But it evolved into just another way to make money.