hot dog catering gig

Who says you have to have a hot dog cart to get started?  Not me!  [letter from vendor] 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 on the website I’m not sure if you have something like […]



Last night was a great show with over 100 vendors and we had many questions.  Mostly we discussed adding some easy items to our menus and some great stuff on catering from your hot dog cart.  

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Hot Dog Vendor Interview Live


An awesome impromptu Blab with Pro Vendor, Bow Ties and Hot Dogs.  Matt joined me live for this hot dog vendor interview.  Matt has just begun vending full-time after years of working in the food industry for less pay and more hours.  

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Hot Dog Vendor Cart And Setup Critique

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Howdy! Boss Doggz asked me to critique their setup… I did….  

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American Bald Eagle Hot Dogs (pure white meat)

bald eagle hot dogs

AMERICAN BALD EAGLE HOT DOG The newest hot dog flavor to come out, the American bald eagle hot dog.  Over the past few years, the growth in exotic meats has been astounding. People just love pheasant hot dogs and reindeer hot dogs, but bald eagle? “We know that the bald eagle is a symbol of […]

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Thank you for existing! [street food vendor pics]

the dab dog big dog cart

Pretty Much Sums It UP!  Thank you for existing! My head couldn’t get any larger last night.  I even got on Periscope and bragged a bit.  The Dab Dogs emailed me some praises and I had to share for two reasons: 1:  My ego 2:  Your success… this is what drives me, it’s why I […]

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133 – Crash Course How To Start A Food Cart [video]

don't pigeon hole your street food cart

HOW TO START A HOT DOG CART We did a crash course in getting started including the “must dos” in your due diligence on how to start a hot dog cart.  We had about 800 people watching live and we even had one troll who came in several forms. We also covered some questions from […]

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Ever Had Someone Tell You It Can’t Be Done?


Naysayers Gonna Nay I did a live broadcast last night and had a blast.  You should have been there, but I’m not going to cut your pay.  Instead I’ll put the video here for you. Have you ever had someone tell you it can’t be done? Have you had folks that downplayed your ideas? […]

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Sick Of Climbing Greasy A** Poles?


When I was very young my dad made me move to the back of the line as I was about to compete in a greasy pole climb. I was furious with him… I was sure someone else would beat me to the reward… A cash prize… right at the top of this greasy pole… (more […]

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132 – The Biggest Street Food Vendor Problems – Solved

two vendor problems solved

NSF IGNORANCE – CRONY CAPITALISM Tonight we tackle Two HUGE Vendor Problem and Solutions.  That’s right!  We give solutions to the biggest 2 problems vendors face when getting started.  I’m not going to spoil the ending for you here, so you’ll want to either watch below or click play above. Jason Brown from Love Food Truck Co. […]

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Nomad Gourmet - Big Dog Cart

ONE SEXY A$$ HOT DOG CART The Nomad’s Gourmet Hot Dogs were weird before it was cool.  Check out their line up of toppings, see a beautiful, well maybe a Black Beauty sexy ass Big Dog cart.  The Nomad team is working on year 3 and their black Big Dog hot dog cart is one sexy […]

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Vendor Location Permission Form

get vendor location permission forms

Need A Vendor Location Permission Form Well you’ve come to the right place.  Here’s a form we’ve been using for years and it comes in handy when those pesky zoning nazis require you have written permission for where you’re to be set up.  Keep in mind, this form may have stuff you don’t need.  Simply […]

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Free Commissary Agreement Form Letter

free commissary form letters

COMMISSARY AGREEMENT FORM LETTER Over the years I’ve added free forms for vendors, vendor submitted spreadsheets and more and put them up on our website and this blog.  Those forms are always free to Hot Dog Mafia members but now we’re adding a form that is free for everyone.  Click the link below to get […]

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There are many things you can offer with your food cart and because you have, or at least I hope you have, added catering to the mix, your options are almost unlimited.  Today I want to share with you the potentials with hot soft pretzels from your hot dog cart.  Soft pretzels are unique in that […]

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131 Lowes, Home Depot and Vegan Hot Dogs

vegan hot dog cart

After much technical difficulties, we ended up extending the show to take most of the callers that were waiting.  Tonight we covered StreatEats, Lowes, Home Depot, working with Vegan menus and more.  Michael Wood and Jason Brown, 2 Pro Vendors helped out all night. Two important links that we mentioned on the show and I […]

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Hot Dog Vendor Menu and Pricing

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 […]

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Ben Goes Live With Street Vendors On Twitter & Periscope

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 […]

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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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