BBQ Vendor vs Hot Dog Vendor and Health Inspector

What if a Competitor Calls the Health Department? Hey, folks! This might be a vendor's nightmare... Being at an event, working hard and serving hot dogs, and having a competitor at the same event get upset and call in the health inspector. Well, it happens. What would you do? Here's a true report from one of ...

Top 40 New Vendor Questions (updated 2017)

Oh s&%@! I Got a Hot Dog Cart! Now What? Part 1: Questions 1-5 1. How many hot dogs do I take with me? 2. Which brand of ketchup or mustard should I use? 3. Is everybody going to know if I mess up? 4. Should I use paper boats or foil? 5. How many napkins should I give them? Part 2: ...

Gio’s Success with Vending and Catering

Hog Dog and Sausage Vendor Expands Business Hey, folks! I received a message from Gio, and I had to share it with you! He started his hot dog business last year, and has already expanded quite a bit! Here is his short story, and lots of mouth-watering photos of what he's slinging. Ben I started my business ...

What’s it Like? Real Hot Dog Vendor Story

Virginia Shares Her Story of Determination Hi, folks! I got a wonderful email today from Virginia, who has been working long and hard to get her mobile food business going. Wait until you hear her story and look at her photos! Talk about determination and persistence! And it's paying off. I know she has what it ...

Best Hot Dog Sauce Recipe Ever

bens secret hot dog sauce recipe
bens secret hot dog sauce recipe

BEST HOT DOG SAUCE RECIPE EVER A sauce for everything but especially hot dogs.  No matter the toppings, drizzle some of Ben's Secret Sauce and never ever have an un-happy customer.  Watch full video below with tips. WARNING:  if you get any on your forehead, your tongue will beat your brains out trying to get to it Years ...

Q&A for Street Food Vendors

ben hot dog cart
ben hot dog cart

Can I Use Bacon on Hot Dog Cart? Dealing With Inspectors, and more... Hi, folks! Today's Friday Q&A was frickin awesome! I shared a great success story from Ejay, who is just starting his hot dog business and will be able to quit his 2nd job soon. After missing 5 of the 9 months his daughter's ...

What is it Like to Run a Hot Dog Cart?

ben and greg hot dog business
ben and greg hot dog business

Interview with Greg Crafton, Hot Dog Pro Hey, folks! Whether you're in the street food business, or just curious about what it's like, here is a great opportunity to hear about it from a real pro. Greg Crafton talked with me about his experiences as a professional hot dog vendor, and we also answered some helpful ...

144 – Catering Prices & Operations

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Hot Dog Cart Catering Prices & Operations Our 144th but actually our 3 hundred and something podcast but who's counting.  We discussed catering operations, how to start catering with your hot dog cart, how to expand into catering, how to market your catering along with pricing and operations. There were questions and comments from the member vendors ...

Vendor Success Story from Alaska

Bear Paw Hot Dog Truck, Alaska
Bear Paw Hot Dog Truck, Alaska

Hot Dogs Can Change Lives! For Real! Hi, folks! I got a message from a hot dog vendor in Alaska, who shared a great short story about his success in the business. He gave me permission to share it with you, so here it is, in his own words... Ben, I wanted to write and say thank you. ...