Should I sell my hot dogs with casing?This is a classic question, and guess what? The answer is simple, but not ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ In the olden days, casings were made from the intestines of the animal (many still are!) They give the dog or sausage a great pop when you bite into them. Then […]
Hot Dog Vendor Q&A
Can I Use My Hot Dog Cart Indoors?
Hey Ben, Do you have any ideas for indoor vending, for using the hot dog cart indoors? Can I operate my cart inside a mall? You can find electric carts. But they aren’t optimal. They just take a long time to heat up. You can still do propane in some malls. The local fire marshal […]
What Hot Dogs Buns Should I Use?
Let’s talk about yer hot dog buns! Here’s my two cents, even if you weren’t lookin’ for’em! I mean, everyone has an opinion, like like buttholes… If you use lots of condiments, then get a denser, bakery bun. It holds up better. But if you’re doing a traditional hot dog, with just ketchup n mustard, […]
My Supplier Stopped Selling My Hot Dogs!
Ben, my supplier stopped selling, I can’t get my regular hot dogs from Sam’s Club! What do I do? It happens. Sometimes our supplier just stops carrying the brand of hot dog (or whatever). What if it happens? Go back to the drawing board. Find a new brand. Do another taste test! Make sure you […]
City Says No to Public Property Vending-What Now?
But Ben, my town won’t allow me Public Property Vending, vending on a public land! Take a breath. This ain’t a big deal. Most of my vending was on private property. Especially business properties. Just ask for permission from the businesses. Don’t let the little things discourage you! There’s always crap to deal with. Just […]