Hot dog vending in the wee hours outside bars and night clubs is an often overlooked way to make big money.  If you love the nightlife, you might want to consider it.

Mark Balch owns a hot dog cart business in Keene, New Hampshire.  During the day he sells hot dogs on Main Street, but his ultimate plan is to set up in the bar district at night.  However, Keene city ordinances didn’t allow street vendors to stay open past 9 pm.  So Mark has been gathering support from his customers and petitioned city hall to amend the ordinance.

It looks like Mark will get his wish.  The planning, licenses and development committee voted 5-0 to recommend the City Council allow hot dog vendor Mark A. Balch to sell his treats between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. in a spot on 57 Ralston St.

After hearing the decision, Mark was overjoyed.  He says the bar scene is very profitable.  “In three nights, it will be twice what I do in six days on Main Street.”

The City Council’s decision came just in time, as his wife is eight months pregnant with their fourth child.

Congratulations Mark!


P.S.  I’ll bet you could move a lot of Red Bull outside the clubs…

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