Never Used Willy Dog Hot Dog Cart

This is the hot dog cart you've always wanted. The Famous Willy Dog shaped like a giant hot dog. Everyone in town will know you're there and they'll know what you're selling. Talk about standing out! In the entire history of hot dog carts, nothing comes close to the brand building power of selling your [...]

How Much Should You Bid For Hot Dog Vending Spots?

Hi Steve, My city has spots that you can put food carts and trucks on the street. Those spots are up for bid . How much should I bid? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ That's a tricky one. I'm assuming you don't know what the typical bids are, so you are going to have to work from a different angle - [...]

Check Out Don’s Bright ORANGE Hot Dog Cart.

Hey slingers (or wanna-be's), What is the first step to making a sale? Getting attention! If they don't know you are there, you won't sell dog #1. What's a great way to get attention? Be highly visible. Grab them by the eyeballs. Stand out like a diamond in a coal mine. What's an easy way to [...]

Hot Dog Carts and Charitable Events – How Much to Donate?

Steve, What is the right percentage to give to a school or community organization? I have done some different things but have a huge opportunity and I want to be fair and make money. I have been doing 20% off the top for a couple of organizations but this one could be 500 plus on [...]

How to Sell Coffee on a Hot Dog Cart

The weather is getting cooler in some parts of the country. How about adding another very profitable product to your hot dog cart? COFFEE! Hot drinks sell like hot cakes when the temps drop. Be ready to profit by reading (or re-reading) our guide to selling coffee and hot drinks on a cart. Be sure to [...]

Convenience Store Steamers on a Hot Dog Cart?

Why don't we use roller grills and convenience store style steamers? Russ asked, so here is my opinion. I would love to hear yours in the comments! Hi Steve, Thank you for your great information as I move forward in planning a hot dog concession trailer. I constantly refer to your aids in educating myself. [...]

Hot Dog Carts Needed. Two 3 Hour Days. Pays $700 Net.

Who wants $700 for six hours of fun (I mean work)? I need several Hot Dog Cart vendors to work two day gigs. You will give away 600 to 700 Hot Dogs each day, ketchup and mustard ONLY. The promoter will reimburse you up front for all product costs and pay you $700 for your time. [...]

Hot Dog Cart Business Tips – How to Compete With a Price Cutter

Hi Steve, I am having a dilemma and need your advice. My husband and I have a hot dog cart for last 3 years. We tried few different locations & decided on one. We’ve been here for the last 2 and half years. We live in a small town (under 3,000 pop). This spring a [...]

Who Wants to Ride the Hot Dog Express? It’s For Sale…

Hot dogs are part of the American Experience. So are steam trains. What do you get when you put these two icons together? You get The Hot Dog Express! Riding the Rails to Food Vending Success. The Hot Dog Express is a fully enclosed concession trailer built to look like an old fashioned steam locomotive. Cheryl Markwell [...]