BOB The Hot Dog Cart Builder – 2 – Interview

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The bread box has LED lighting too.

This isn’t Bob the builder from here, this is an entirely different Bob the builder.  He has completed his – build a hot dog cart, the one based off of the Professional Cash Cow.


What makes this so unique?  Well Bob bought another video course first, but soon found out he wanted more.  See, Bob is not your average handy man, Bob even built a plane once.  He’s a perfectionist and wanted a professional hot dog cart.  Not only did he complete his new cart, he did a beautiful job.


I had to interview (click play above) him once I found out about him buying two different courses.  It’s rare to be given this type of opportunity.  Of course I could try to get someone to buy both courses, ours and the other guys, then get them to compare, but who would spend the money to do that.  More than likely I would have to give them my course and then the results could be biased.

As it turns out, I didn’t have to.  Bob had already bought one course, he wasn’t satisfied and bought our professional course and when I found out , I asked him for an interview.

Although it seems counterproductive and quite possibly is, I wanted to offer a course for those that wanted to build their own hot dog cart and save money along the way.  Some of my closest vendor friends told me I was nuts.  They said; “Ben, your business is building hot dog carts and if you offer a course on how to build a hot dog cart, it will most certainly cannibalize on some of your cart sales.”

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Yes, I know but I was asked many times to offer a build a hot dog cart course and so  I did.  The greater good outweighs the potential cannibalism of some of our cart sales.  You can learn more about building your very own professional hot dog cart here.


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mkjsph September 24, 2012

I too was on the fence between yours and the other guys i am so glad i went with yours.Like Bob I too have experiance in HVAC and agree that it can be done by the pro or the novice.P.S i have never written a fan letter of any kind but your video is so good i am making an exception. Thanks for the help and the honesty.     Mike Huess


Benscarts September 24, 2012

 @mkjsph Thank you so much Mike!  That is very kind.  


mike james September 24, 2012

Ben I also have both sets of dvd’s. I bought their set of dvds used for about 1/2 price. And I got your dvds from points on your site. IMHO neither of them are perfect. But your plans are more detailed and your burner box is far superior! I would rather pay $149 for your dvd set  then $99 for the other set!
Mike James


Benscarts September 24, 2012

 @mike james Thanks Mike.  I would love to hear about changes you would make.  You can email me at   I have a had a few suggestions but so far those have all been things we do on our commercial cart sbut would make it harder for a DIY cart.  Please let me know and thanks for posting.


mike james September 25, 2012

Your plans/dvds are much closer to perfect Ben. I over looked the email with the supply list and the plans with drawings. It was my bad, I just spaced out and didn’t see them! Now I have a list to take with me shopping. And drawings and measurements can go out to the workshop.
Thanks Ben,
Mike James


John dempsey March 15, 2014

bens training is the best


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