hot dog cart in Hawaii

This just in from HDP Premium member Noelani and her family in sunny Hawaii…

Hey Steve, 
You are our Mentor and We Mahalo you very much from Hawaii. We have started selling hotdogs about a month now and we are having FUN, and making money $$$$ business is awesome. We sell Nathan hotdogs we not only sell hotdogs we sell chili-dogs, chili cheese nachos and chili bowls with rice and hotdogs. We Hawaiians love rice. We just recently did a test run on cheeseburgers. FAILURE LOL and it was too much work. Too time consuming.

We are in the process of adding yet another item, waffle dogs. What makes us busy is our sauces. We have made sauces and I just recently started with a pineapple relish, and mango relish, soon to add coconut relish, guava relish, kiwi relish and papaya relish 

We are in a local swap meet 3 times a week….it’s kind of a grungy location but I don’t mind they bring in a good crowd for 3 days a week.

Noelani, Hot Dog Profits Premium Member


Great job Noelani! Your E-Z Built cart turned out great and I’m glad you are having fun and making good money too!

Noelani and her family are some of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting inside the Premium area. They displayed a great “can-do” attitude all through their start up and have really begun to take off in Hawaii.

Let’s hear it for Noelani and her crew in the comments, slingers!


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Ben’s Carts Big Dog. Here’s a great deal on a turn key hot dog business! Purchased new in 7/13, this is an all inclusive package. Everything you need to set up tomorrow and start making money.

Umbrella, 2 propane tanks, 3 large coolers, 10×10 EZ-up, 6? folding table, menu boards, all utensils, aprons, chef coats, napkins and plastic ware.

$3500 asking price, located in Kansas City area.  Contact Francis Madl at 913-515-3173 or email


Heck yes! I just got this short email from Hot Dog Profits Premium member Lisa…

“Took a little over 2 months to build but I’m a girl, so there was a sharp learning curve. Just need a longer 5 foot propane line which I didn’t have at the time of the photo. Was fun building!” -Lisa H.

Way to go Lisa! What you may not realize is that you are not alone. We have a LOT of ladies inside HDP Premium who have built their own carts using the videos and plans in the member’s area. HDPP isn’t a just a “good old boys club”, that’s for sure. Anyone can do this and start their own fun business. Young, old, male, female, it doesn’t matter. All you need is the desire to sling hot dogs and make a better life for yourself.

I’m super impressed, Lisa! You are now a genuine “slinger” and your E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart looks awesome!


P.S. Let’s hear it for Lisa in the comments!


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