Places to Put Bubblegum Machines

Locations with a lot of child traffic are ideal for setting up a bubblegum vending machine.
Locations with a lot of child traffic are ideal for setting up a bubblegum vending machine. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Bubblegum vending machines can be a lucrative business if you put in the research. The best places to install a vending machine are those high-traffic areas where families and children are present. The biggest challenge is not only in finding locations that will get you a lot of business; you should also find locations where there are no other bubblegum machines. Do the research, scope out the locations and contact the location owner or manager about installing the gum machine.

Malls and Grocery and Department Stores

Grocery and department stores see a lot of family traffic. Bubblegum machines are likely to get more activity in places where mothers and their children are present. Since there is so much to choose from in grocery and department stores, the ideal location for bubblegum vending machines is in the front of the store, near the entrance or exit. This is a convenient location, as children see the candy machines on their way in and out of the store. Go through your Yellow Pages and write down a list of grocery and department stores in your area. Scope out the locations to see if other vending machines are there. Then discuss the possibility of installing the machine with the owner.

Bowling Alleys and Other Entertainment

Bowling alleys, theme parks and other places that specialize in entertainment, such as movie theaters, are ideal locations for vending machines. These are places where children and families are seeking snacks to go with their entertainment. They are also places where parents are more willing to give their children snacks and treats because they are special occasions. Talk with the venue owner and discuss the best place to install bubblegum machines.

Small Retail Businesses

Small retail businesses are not likely to get as much traffic as grocery and department stores. But this also means they are less likely to have access to treats. If a potential customer is looking for a quick snack and the bubblegum machine is the quickest, most accessible option, a vending machine will benefit both you and the customer. Examples of small retail businesses are car dealerships, repair shops and banks.


Schools are where children and teenagers spend most of their time, so it's fitting that they would be a great place to install a vending machine. Public schools, universities and community colleges are all useful locations to attract potential customers to your bubblegum machines. When kids need a quick snack before or after class, a vending machine offers that.

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