The short answer is “no“. The longer answer is: “maybe“. And I can tell you definitely when it will be an absolute “yes“. Hot dog vending can be done in other states.
- You can vend across state lines at events under the event organizer's license.
- You can take your hot dog cart to another state as a caterer for private gigs
- You will need a license or permit by the health department if you plan on vending at public locations. e.g. street locations – like in front of a Dollar General store
The Traveling Hot Dog Vendor
I interviewed a couple a few years ago. They haul their cart inside a toy hauler pulled behind their truck. Traveling from state to state, event to event – they vend while retired.
We are able to visit our grandkids and our great grandkids anytime we want. We aren't limited by our fixed incomes anymore.August 2016 – Bob & Cathy Shuler
They only do the small hometown events around the country. This provides them a secondary income that rivals their “fixed income”.
Since then many vendors, not just grandparents – have started using a hot dog cart to fund their travels across the country.
It's a working vacation Ben! We love it and have just upgraded our trailer to the 36 foot hauler. In Montana for two events now. Beautiful here.March 2018 – Jim Callahan
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