How can a donut help you sell more hot dogs?

Hi Steve, I live in a very small rural area. Our McDonald's is in a gas station. We have one grocery store, Piggly Wiggly. I have owned a restaurant for many years, but our library needed to expand and had to take my building to do so. Now, I am building a small food truck. [...]

Big Gig in Montreal for First Timer

Hello Steve & fellow readers! I have found the best advice in the article and comments here, you guys are AWESOME! I’m from Canada (Montreal) where I operate a store front. I will attend a local festival next week that attracts over 200 000 people each year. It’s in its 4th year running. I sell [...]

Wheelchair Hot Dog Cart? Heck Yes!

  This question really resonated with me because a good friend of mine has spent the last 20 years in a wheelchair after an ATV crash. He didn't let it stop him and he is now a financial advisor and a professor of economics. I don't even notice his wheelchair anymore but I can understand [...]

And the Hot Dog Cart Junior winner is…

And the winner is... "Turn down the heat - you're smoking my buns!" - Mark Stricklett Mark - give me your address so I can send you your prize. Thanks for playing everyone. This was fun! -Steve HDP

Hot Dog Caption Contest

UPDATE: Contest has ended. Mark Stricklett is the winner! Hey slingers, The best caption to this picture (as determined by me) wins a free Hot Dog Cart Junior CD. Contest ends Saturday at midnight central time. Leave your caption in the comments. I won't publish the captions until the contest is over. You can enter [...]

Big Fun Slingin’ Hot Dogs 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 [...]

For Sale: Ben’s Carts Big Dog – Used

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 [...]

Can girls build hot dog carts?

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!" [...]

Hot dog carts are not just for street vending.

Dan writes, "My town has very tight limits on street vending. Any other ideas?" Oh, yeah. Do I ever... When most people think of getting into the hot dog cart business, the first thing that comes to mind is street vending. They picture themselves with a daily location, regular customers, sunshine, and good times. And [...]

What are you waiting for? Get Slingin’!

  Hey Slingers, There are two things that I hear from my readers every day. Literally every day, #1: "Steve, I've been wanting to have my own hot dog cart for years." #2 "Steve, I've been up and running for a month now and I'm having so much fun. I just wish I hadn't waited [...]