Over the years I've seen some vendors really light up their hot dog cart. Most of these night vendors are those who work bars, clubs etc… and can use the extra light and attention that colorful LEDs bring.
Lights Attract People
Ever notice the lights at concerts, dance clubs, special events, ball games, bars etc…? Did you know there is actually science that goes into the lights, the way they flicker, the colors and the brightness at casinos worldwide?
Did you know that fair owners use certain lights because they actually induce a response by humans?
Now you do! Humans are attracted to lights in general but we vary in response to different colors. There are hundreds of studies with demonstrable results showing the effects lights have on us.
Do you feel like a bug yet?
The most recent article I did was one submitted by a vendor who recently lit up his cart with some fantastic LED lights. So I figured, why not share with you some tips on lighting up your hot dog cart.
HUGE VENDOR MISTAKE
Recently a vendor called me, she was in a panic. A customer has filed a lawsuit stating they were burnt on the hand from hot chili which was served on her hot dog.
No problem I answered, your insurance company will handle it for you. Calm down.
“But I don't have insurance!”
WHAT?! You don't have insurance. Oh my gosh. She rambled on about how she called the attorney who's name was on the letter, how he told her that if found liable, she would be required to pay all fees and damages.
My heart sunk as she told me the story. I didn't waste my time reprimanding her for not having insurance and advised her to seek legal council immediately. But the truth is, she should have had insurance.
If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times: DO NOT SLING THE FIRST HOT DOG WITHOUT INSURANCE!!! You may be broke right now, but imagine having to pay thousands of dollars in damages over the next 10 years. It'd be just as safe to play Russian Roulette.
Why chance it? For less than one dollar a day you can have $2,000,000 that's 2 Million Dollars in insurance and a team of lawyers on your side in the event of accidental injury. For only $299 annually you can sleep well knowing that someone else will fight the fight if the need arises.
I wouldn't dare serve the first hot dog without having insurance and hope you won't either. If you don't have it, stop what you are doing right now and CLICK HERE NOW and get protected today!!!
So Where Can You Get Lighting?
It's not as expensive as you'd think. I've provided links below to places to get the right equipment and know how to deck your cart out. (and if you find a better source, please share it in the comments so others can save too)
- LED tape lighting (Weatherproof / Outdoor)
- Solar Panel with Battery Controller/Minder (charges up to 4 batteries at a time)
- In Bulk or Retail packages – Color Changing LED Tape lighting or rope lighting