Sybil's first event – really first anything – and her carrot hot dog is a hit. After all costs, she banked $1700.00 smackaroos. Sybil literally just got her Big Dog® hot dog cart and began testing, practicing and stocking up for her big gig.
Events can be dangerous – especially for a brand new vendor. It's not about whether you can setup and keep up (although that's a challenge too) but more about all the risks that go with doing an event.
- has the event planner / coordinator lied (yes – if their lips moved at all)
- have they given you a good location – or are you next to the portable toilets (happened to a vendor in Jax)
- have they overestimated the turn out (of course they did)
- have they underestimated the vendor competition (of course they did)
- have they told you that your menu would have no competition (yup!)
- did they wait till you showed up to tell you that you couldn't serve drinks (probably)
- did they set a charity table next to you that gave away what you were trying to sell (of course)
- did they put the power supply lines for the entire event next to you (probably)
- did they turn off their phone once the event started so you couldn't get supplies through the gate (yup)
The list goes on and on and it's why I warn new and seasoned vendors about events.
WHERE'D THEY PUT SYBIL?
Right smack – next to – a humongous vendor who served gyros, turkey legs and smoothies among other things.
and here i was looking like “the little tug boat that could
Others were selling lemonade for $7.00 while hers were $3. Many thanked her for having family affordable prices. Although family friendly prices, she now realizes she should have raised her prices a bit. All in all – Sybil rocked that event and is wiser and richer for it.
Carrot Hot Dog
I did a blog article and I think a video too a while back on these vegetarian and vegan options on carts. And in the right places – it's the bomb! However, try that in my neck of the woods and people will look at you like your serving new born puppy dogs on a stick.
However, for Sybil – it was a hit. A sell out. Her crowd was mixed and she provided both.
i make a vegan carrot dog (does not taste like carrot), because of course i sell hotdogs but don't eat meat, and it absolutely sold out.
A properly prepared carrot hot dog wrapped in lettuce with all the right toppings is actually delicious. I've experimented myself while loosing that 70lbs.
My next event will be the Juneteen Festival on June 16. Thanks for all of your help, education and support, i would not have been able to do this without you
LIVE INTERVIEW WITH SYBIL
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