vendor menu and pricing

How Do I Price My Hot Dogs? A common question from new vendors concerns the hot dog vendor menu and pricing.  I mean really, how do you know where to begin, what’s too much and how much is not enough?  Although my focus here will be less on menu choices, it does play an important […]


Ben goes live on Twitter Periscope Video Feed

LIVE WITH STREET FOOD VENDORS Today Ben went live with a new app from Twitter.  It’s called Periscope and it allows him to answer questions, share info and ideas worldwide in a flash.  Literally, he can be almost anywhere and start a live feed video broadcast.  About 9 people joined him today, which was lower […]


Sexy Menu Signs On A Budget

hot dog menu board

STREET VENDOR MENU SIGNS Thanks to Grant from Grant’s Frozen Treats in Canada for these fantastic signs on a budget ideas.  Not only will you look like you spent hundreds, you’ll get less of those interruptions from customers wanting to know how much and what you have. Grant says that even though he had a nice menu […]

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130 Hot Dogs – Which Brand – How Much?

which hot dog brand to sell

Happy Happy New Year!  Calling all street food vendors and those considering this amazing business – has a big year planned.  Our goals this year include helping you make more, profiting more while working less!  How many vendors can we help achieve $100,000+ this year? Tonight’s live show included questions about hot dogs, which […]

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Street Food Vendor TV – Live Training Session 129


Gunny Smitty’s Hot Dogs joined us live for this extra-long year end and Hot Dog Vendor Radio show.  We received calls from vendors all over and shared some great advice and info even answering questions for one vendor.  If you are considering street food vending with a hot dog cart or concession trailer, then […]

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Bright Leaf Hot Dogs Held In Oil Water Bath – Video

bright leaf hot dogs

Thanks to Truett @ BunDoggy’s you might have a new way to hold hot dogs on your cart.  I’m especially interested in this beef and pork dog from Bright Leaf and have ordered some today.  Stand by for more on that as I plan on testing out this NC favorite. Here’s the video Truett sent […]

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hot dog vendor problems

I’ve already got several hot dog cart critiques online for you but this situation required some added information.  If you’re struggling at a location, this video just might be your ticket to success.

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Year End Hot Dog Cart And Concession Trailer Sale


Every year we have a few carts left over as we gear up for the next year.  This year is without exception and starting November 1st, 2015 you’ll be able to “steal” a deal on a new hot dog cart or concession trailer. These deals are for Hot Dog Mafia Members ONLY!  If you aren’t […]

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Get Your Customers Back With Truck Hub

customer ransom

Have you been using Facebook and Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to create your family of fans and followers?  Have you noticed that those fans and followers are held hostage by these so-called social platforms?  The reality is, you spend your dollars, your efforts and your reputation work obtaining customers only to have social media platforms […]

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126 Does It Make Sense To Get A Concession Trailer

Stand King Concession Trailer

We’ve talked many times about the pros and cons of owning a concession trailer vs. a hot dog cart, but what about both?  Tonight we will discuss the larger investment of concession trailers, what that means for your business and could it be a disaster. Blog Talk Radio was down so we couldn’t take your […]

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Pics – Hot Dog Vendor’s First Day Out

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Welcome to the team – Rocky Mountain Bigfoot Dawgs!  Brand new vendor has done his homework, done his due diligence and created a fantastic setup.  Great Job!  He has shared some pics for us all and I can’t get over how freaking professional this vendor did on his first time out.  (2nd time out info […]

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A Word From The Wise – Hot Dogs All Gone – Baker’s and Chef’s


A big thanks to Cory Lawrence of O’Doggy’s Hot Dogs in Missouri.  He heard about the end of Baker’s & Chef’s hot dogs from Sam’s Club and offered up some advice for us all.  Find Cory at or on his Facebook page: O’Doggy’s Just like many others around the states, we were hit by surprise when […]

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A Hot Dog Vendor? You Must Be Crazy

hot dog vendor success

Hotdogs ?!?!?!? You must be CRAZY ???? I hear daily from some amazing vendors, vendors that have done their due diligence, vendors who invested the time to educate themselves and arm themselves with as much knowledge as possible.  Without exception, it’s these vendors who experience success, who do it quickly and are the ones who […]

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Bakers & Chefs Hot Dogs Gone From Sam’s Club – HDVR 125

bakers and chefs hot dogs

After selling these wonderful all beef hot dogs from our carts for years now, Sam’s Club has discontinued this popular hot dog. I’ve been offering these dogs and promoting this brand for years now and it’s listed in multiple training videos including the #1 Hot Dog Vendor Course manual – “Hot Dogs Saved My Life”. […]

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He Built His Own Hot Dog Cart

build a hot dog cart

And you can too! David Wilson of Silly Dawgs Llc.  just completed his hot dog cart.  Building from scratch he built his own hot dog cart and I must say, it’s rather sexy. You can build your own hot dog cart.  Check out the video here.   Follow our step by step videos and build […]

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124 – The Dreaded Hot Dog Cart Cleanup

cleaning a hot dog cart

After a successful day in the sun, slinging weenies and pleasing people comes the dreaded hot dog cart cleanup.  Professional Vendors share their tips and tricks on making this task much easier.  Below you’ll also find out what I learned from a very busy vendor who simply refuses to clean her own cart but nonetheless […]

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hot dog catering gig

Who says you have to have a hot dog cart to get started?  Not me!  [letter from wood fired pizza vendor who tackled a big hot dog catering gig] Hi Ben & Jason , I hope your doing well and Happy Fathers Day! My husband made me these great tent weights! There’s so much info […]

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International Dogs

This power couple rule their area Lowe’s store.  Check out the awesome setup, the foods, the menu, the smiles.  Now don’t get me wrong, this all take a lot of work – but the reward… well a pictures is worth a few thousand isn’t it? AND really, all it takes is following the info on […]

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Did you know you can make $50,000 more this year with lemonade.  Yes!  A box of lemons, some tricks from us lemonade pros and you’ll be able to increase your income immediately.  It almost sounds too good to be true, but vendors all over the country are cashing in on lemonade. GET A FREE LEMON […]

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Hot Dog Vendor Daily Checklist – FREE

Thanks to AZHotDog & Duggs Doggs you can have a ready-made hot dog vendor daily checklist to use absolutely free.  No more getting half way to the site and wondering if you forgot anything.  This handy checklist will help you stay on track and prevent those common forgetful mistakes we all make.  You can view […]

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