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Metal E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart

Steve, Thank you for your hot dog cart design plans and all the tips you provide every day. We did a few external modifications to the design, but at its heart is an E-Z Built cart. Attached are a couple of pictures. Thank you, Rich Keith, Deepwater Dogs ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Wow, nice job Rich! I love [...]

Ice Saving Ideas for Hot Dog Carts

Ice, like propane, is part of the overhead expense on a hot dog cart. Reducing overhead increases profit. Today let's explore how to keep more of the money you make by saving on ice costs. Hi Steve, I have a question regarding keeping my drinks cold. (soda, juice water etc.) We have been using coolers and ice [...]

How do employees affect profit margins?

Hi Steve, I had a question I thought you might be able to help me with. In your experience if you had multiple carts and hired employees to run them do you know what the profit percent would be factoring in the food cost, hourly pay for the employee and misc. expenses? I figured the [...]

From hot dog cart to brick and mortar restaurant in less than 20 months.

Mike Quarles used his Hot Dog Profits Premium training to fast track his success in the hot dog biz! This is an inspirational read... Steve, Why didn't you tell me about this business 20 years ago? As you know, I've been leasing a couple of spaces in a downtown parking lot for the past two years, [...]

Speedy Weeny?

Why this didn't catch on is beyond me...

Home built stand-in concession trailer from the E-Z Built plans

Hi Steve --- I purchased your E-Z Built series a couple of months ago with the intent of building a cart. They were very helpful in guiding me in designing and building my own self-contained concession trailer. I already owned an 6 x 12 open utility trailer, that I enclosed and wrapped with metal roofing material. [...]

Check out Rob’s home made hot dog cart!

I just got these photos of Rob's home made hot dog cart. Very unique! Rob writes... +++++++++++++++++++++++ Steve.. I followed your video series and it was invaluable. I do not know how I would have completed this without you. I altered the plan and redesigned it and I finished the cart yesterday.  I look forward [...]

Almost New Hot Dog Cart at a Used Price!

Hotdog Cart For Sale! Great condition, used approx 20 times. Quick start up time! The unit has (2)-30,000 BTU burners, dual faucet sink with a flo-jet water pump, Eco-temp water heater, 6 gallon holding tank detachable rack (cooler, storage stand) and a speed rail for condiments. Frame 40?x 48 without storage rack. Gvwr 1000 1 7/8? ball [...]

SOLD – Everything you need to get started in the hot dog/vending business all in one package!

SOLD Want to get into the hot dog vending business fast? Want to save thousands of dollars? This is exactly what you need. Comes with tons of accessories too! A Fabulously Unique Cart. This is a great looking and tremendously functional vending cart, built by an ex fabricator – customers and other owners always compliment [...]