Are you wondering what the real hot dog cart experience is like? Ben visited Frank and Steins during a lunch shift in North Carolina. Here you get to see the video of how the hot dog cart is set up, and what it's like working and serving customers at a typical outdoor location where people stop in for a lunch.
Hot Dog Cart Experience – Lunch with Frank and Steins
Here are some things you can see from the videos:
- Can one person work the hot dog cart alone?
- What's on the menu?
- Where is the hot dog cart positioned?
- Which way is the cart facing relative to traffic and the sun?
- Where is the menu board?
- How to take order, prep food, and take money
It's pretty cool to watch Alex talking to customers, preparing hot dogs and sausages, getting buns ready, adding condiments, wrapping orders and taking money. He's efficient and friendly. His cart is clean, his signs are easy to read, his prices are reasonable. He uses one gloved hand and one ungloved hand so he can handle food with one and money with the other. This may not work depending on your local health rules, but it makes his work go smoothly since he's doing it all by himself.
Many thanks to Frank and Steins for letting us take a peek at how he works his hot dog cart! Hope this was helpful to you. If you have a question about how to get more hot dog cart experience, take a look at this recent post: Work a Day with a Pro Hot Dog Vendor