#143 Hot Dog Vendor Radio – Live

Ben and Michael vendors
Ben and Michael vendors

Street Food Vendor Live Show! Hey, folks! We had a great show and spent some quality time talking with pro hot dog vendor Michael Wood of Duggs Doggs. We answered lots of great questions from hot dog vendors, caterers, and street food businesses. Here are some of the topics we covered: Hot Dog Vendor Radio & Street ...

EVER BEEN AT ROCK BOTTOM?

Ever been on food stamps? I have and don't get me wrong, I'm so thankful that the program exists -- otherwise I don't know how I'd have been able to feed my 5 kids still at home. For me, it was embarrassing. I felt like a failure. Like someone had pulled the rug right out from under ...

Interview with The Great American Hot Dog Stand

Get to Know a Hot Dog Pro Hi, folks! I had a great time talking with Mark from The Great American Hot Dog Stand. We talked about Mark's business and answered lots of questions from viewers looking for advice and tips on the hot dog cart business. Watch the interview below and leave a question or ...

Cannoli Vendor Business Tips

cannoli from wikimedia
cannoli from wikimedia

Interview with Future Vendor Hello, folks! We did a fun interview on our live Facebook video today. Candace is a future street food vendor who dreams of selling cannolis. She has a special recipe and some great ideas for cannoli fillings (savory and sweet), and I answered some questions about getting started in the mobile food ...

Mobile Food Vendor Tips: Local Codes, Cart Rentals and more

hot dog cart training video
hot dog cart training video

Help for Street Food Vendors Hey, folks! I did an impromptu hot dog cart question and answer session on Facebook yesterday, so in case you missed it, here you go! Some of the questions I talked about were: My city says I can't sell street food unless I follow crazy rules... How much should I charge to rent ...

Street Food Pro Tips: Disabled Vets, Insurance and more

hot dog cart business tips
hot dog cart business tips

Questions about Starting a Mobile Food Cart? Hello, folks! We answered some more questions from hot dog cart vendors and people interested in starting a business today. Some of the things we discussed: Is this a good business for a disabled veteran? How do you get grease stains out of uniforms? Can you help me understand insurance and bonding? Do ...

How To Make Homemade Hot Dogs

make your own homemade hot dogs

  Want To Know How To Make Homemade Hot Dogs? Why Would YOU?  Well for starters, you're probably wondering what to do with all that free time on your hands and you said, "hey self, I think I want to find something else to keep me from having to fish." But seriously... why would you want to know how ...

Hot Dog Vendor Shares Rough Day

It's Funny in Hindsight... Hey, folks! I love hearing real-life stories from street food vendors. Most of the time, I share success stories. Every now and then, I get a story like this one from Jason, that illustrates some of the "low points" of vending. It's a part of working outside. Some days, things are going to ...

Street Food Vending Now Legal in Los Angeles

Great News For Street Vendors in Los Angeles Hi, folks! I just wanted to share a bit of news with you. Until recently, Los Angeles was the only major city in the US that still enforced criminal penalties against street food vendors. The particulars of the LA vendor permitting system have yet to be determined, but ...