Hey Steve!

Just wanted to say thank u so much and I wanted u to see our finished E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart. The only thing we have to do is attach the letters to the cart.

-Jason Griswold

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Wow Jason – that is one AWESOME E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart!!!  (more pictures below…)

I really love the layout. Drink cooler on the customer side, two and a half full steamers (wow!), a nice grill, plus a huge fold down table.

I have been selling the E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart Video and Plans since 2009. I have seen a LOT of customer carts – but it never, ever gets old.

I am always amazed at how folks take the basic plans and run with them, creating the cart they always dreamed of for thousands less than a manufactured cart. Then they take their custom hot dog cart to the streets and become their own boss. It doesn’t get any cooler than that.

American ingenuity is alive and well.

Those letters are going to look great once you get them installed. Nice custom touch. Oh, I almost forgot -  the bread box with a customer facing menu? Genius. Pure genius.

You certainly did a great job Jason. Congratulations and good luck with your hot dog business. Please let me know how else I can help you!

-Steve

P.S. Let’s hear it for Jason in the comments section below!

P.P.S. If you want to see more than 300 customer built E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart photos go to BuildAHotDogCart.com and click on the Customer Carts tab. You will be amazed at what these slingers have accomplished with our plans and you’ll get a bunch of great ideas for your own cart too.

Click on the picture below for a larger version.

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Where to set up a hot dog cartGood afternoon Steve,

How do you determine if I should be doing this full time or part time? Also, the location of my cart. how to you determine if it is good  / bad ?

Thank you,
Jerome K.

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Hi Jerome,

If you already have a job, I recommend starting out part time and working into a full time income if you wish to go that route. It takes the pressure off.

If you don’t have a job then jump in with both feet!

As far as locations go, it takes a while to develop regular customers but you will know within a few weeks if the spot is a producer.

A HUGE advantage is that we have wheels under our restaurants. If one location proves to be a dud, we can move on to a new one. No biggie.

Compare that to a brick and mortar restaurant that must invest tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars into a permanent site. They MUST pick the right location on the first try. And that is not so easy to do!

As you can see, the risk associated with opening a hot dog cart is tiny. The only way you can really fail is if you give up, because there is always another location to try.

If you want to get started, I want to work with you personally. Me and a whole bunch of other nice folks hang out and help newbies at HotDogProfitsPremium.com. We’ll see you over there!

-Steve

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What is the Best Brand of Hot Dog to use on a Hot Dog Cart?

What is the Best Hot Dog

Hey Slingers,

There are soooo many brands of hot dogs available nowadays with more newcomers entering the market every day.

Many of these hot dog brands are regional with loyal customers who won’t eat anything else.

Other brands have managed to transcend geographic boundaries and are popular nation-wide.

Let me know your favorite brand of hot dogs in the comments section below. Let’s see how big of a list we can come up with!

This will be a great resource for hot dog cart vendors everywhere. I would love to know about brands that I have never heard of before.

Please comment even if your brand has already been mentioned. This will allow us to see what brands are most popular.

And while you are commenting, tell me why you chose the brand that you did. Is it superior taste, texture, price, snap, etc.?

Thanks!

-Steve

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