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”.
There are several reasons for my recommendation of this particular hot dog:
- Delicious all beef with a very minimal seasoning which allowed us to customize our flavors better
- Held up well in steam or water baths (boiling). Grilling was great too.
- Inexpensive, at about $22 for 80 hot dogs per case
- Found nationwide in Sam's Club
- Absorbs flavor well and allowed vendors to create their “own” hot dog
Customer: What brand do you sell? Willies Weiners: Oh, this is a Willies Weiners hot dog!
Scrambling To Find The BEST Replacement
For the last week or so we've been trying to find the best replacement. Jason Brown of Love Hot Dog Co. has a suggestion (listen above or play below). Other vendors like Randy in Tennessee also made suggestions. For me, for the forceable future, it will be Oscar Mayer – All Beef Hot Dogs and I'm working currently on getting a discount directly or find a distributor that will offer Hot Dog Mafia Members discounts or POP / Merchandising.
I'm waiting on word from Kraft Foods, Oscar Mayer corporate and will update you once I know more. Oscar Mayer is a MAJOR brand and no one will miss the name. This photo is the driver of the Wienermobile holding up a cutout of the BensCarts logo and a copy of “Hot Dogs Saved My Life” the course book. Thanks to a fellow vendor who grabbed this shot while at a gas station.
During the show I also reminded folks on how I already am receiving a 10% discount on my Oscar Mayer hot dogs from my local grocery store. You can do the same!
MORE HOT DOG VENDOR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Vendors wrote in on Facebook and emailed me with some other questions and we managed to take them all on. From events to consistency and we got advice and updates from Cory Lawrence of O'Doggy's Hot Dogs along with some great ADVICE from Michael Wood of Duggs Doggs. (YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THAT)
Jason and Cory have both promised a recipe and updates on a tip, so stay tuned for more there.
Vendor Wins A Brand New Logo
BensCarts.com and LearnHotDogs.com decided to give away a custom logo to a vendor and the first to respond on Facebook got it during the live show. You can watch the progress of the logo by staying tuned on our Facebook page.
ENCLOSED CART / CONCESSION TRAILER
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