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HDCN reader Chad Wetzel writes,

Steve, As a newbie and someone that is learning and appreciating a lot about the information shared by your followers, I have a topic that I would love to hear more dialogue about? Toppings: What do your vendors suggest as must serve toppings? What are optional but great sellers? Do any of your vendors have unique toppings that have drawn fans? What is the best pricing model for standard (Mustard, Onions, Ketchup, Relish) vs. Gourmet (Chili, Cheese, Sauerkraut, etc.) dogs? Best brands of Cheese? Sauerkraut? Mustard? Etc.  You get the idea, alot of questions but I think a fun and broad topic.
Thanks for your consideration,


Great topic Chad!

I always advise newbies to keep it simple in the beginning. Stick with the standard ketchup, mustard, relish and onion. You will have more than enough stuff to keep you hopping in the beginning so don’t get carried away.

After you have been slingin’ for a while and you are nice and relaxed, then you can start experimenting with more toppings.

So let’s get to it and use Chad’s questions as a jumping off point for all things condiment related.

Whatcha slingin’?



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