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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 […]



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 […]


A Hot Dog Vendor? You Must Be Crazy

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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

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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

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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

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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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Dad Builds Sexy Hot Dog Cart For His Daughter

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A new twister is hitting Oklahoma.  Dad “Tim” has built a sexy hot dog cart for his daughter’s new business; TWISTER DOGS.  No need to seek cover, this twister is going to feed you good and make you smile.  Tim purchased the Build A Cart course from BensCarts and made some extra special adjustments to […]

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Hot Dogs From Around The World


Not everyone eats them like we do.  Hot dogs are popular in many countries, but the classic American style hot dog is not the norm in other lands.  Take a look at how many serve up the tube steak (hot dog).  See a unique hot dog on your travels, be sure to share it with […]

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Hot Dog Vendor Hits The Ground Running

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How fast do you want success?  I hate learning curves and it’s why I’ve created so much free training for street food vendors.  There is now over 700 training articles, over 200 videos and even some specialty stuff for the pros.  This vendor below has taken full advantage of all that there is.  He’s read […]

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121 Creating A Proposal For Vending At Goodwill Or About Anywhere Else – Play

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In the wee hours of the night I received an email about creating a proposal to send to the regional directors for someone’s area Goodwill stores.  I get quite a few emails at night, but usually they are of the worst nature.  Some drunk ass hat who found my site and is asking if I […]

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122 Hot Dog Vendor Struggles At Outlet Mall


I use the term struggle loosely, she’s averaging $29 an hour – but like many of us – THAT AIN’T ENOUGH!  This was the first in I think forever that we didn’t here from Mr. Michael Wood with Duggs Doggs – I hope all is well and he is ok.  We missed you Michael. Vending […]

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120 Branded Vs. Non Branded Hot Dogs

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Have you been wondering which hot dog brand to sell?  You’re not alone, in fact I just got a vendor voicemail on the feedback line about this.  I also answered questions from Julie and Shannon.  Julie asked about the methods for pricing catering gigs and Shannon relayed her worries on the big event she’s preparing […]

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It’s about time.  I’ve been asked over and over and over to do a live webinar about hot dog vending and finally I have scheduled a date.  Join me at 10AM EST on Wednesday May 13th for this special event where we will cover: How vendors are making over $100,000 annually If it’s so good, […]

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Capitalist Pigs restrict vendors illegally

That is what one town is telling it’s hopeful vendors.  For a moment I want you to imagine this, McDonalds restaurant leases a prime piece of real estate in order to build a restaurant and are approved by the planning commission for the placement of the building on the lot.  But they are told when […]

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119 Commissary and Catering Profits

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Make money with a commissary, find a commissary the easy way, expand your menu and grow your business with catering.  Hot dog vendors have listened – for the past 2 years I’ve talked about catering with your cart and the money it can bring.  Well now we’ve heard from vendors who added catering to their […]

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Cleaning Your Hot Dog Cart – Hillbilly Style

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You’ve heard of my Coke & Onions recipe, well now I have a new recipe: Coke & Aluminum Foil – But this time we won’t be eating it.  This powerful cleaning secret for stainless steel has been passed down by generations of fairies.  No more expensive cleaner, grab a 2 liter bottle of Coke and […]

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