I get bombarded
Today I woke up with literally tons of emails from readers! All sharing stories and links to interesting news for vendors. I want to thank each of you and really appreciate the links.
Short list of thanks: Tim, Sandy, Paul, Randy, Lisa, Another Tim, Julio and Jesus (pronounced Heysus)
Hot dogs making a big comeback! I'm sure you have noticed some of the burger joints offering and even running national ads celebrating their twist on a hot dog. Read more here. Includes a cool recipe or two. Check out the Salsa Dog, say goodbye to buns.
News: Beaten to death for not eating her hot dog. Sick A$$Hole! More
News: For 35 years, this man gives away hot dogs and sodas on Halloween! Love it!
News: New York's produce show gets a hot dog cart to help fend off huger – cuz no one wants to fill up on apples.
“Weiners for the wasted!”
A great idea pays off for some college students whom noticed a drunken niche market. Even when faced with restrictions against hot dog carts in their town, they fought, got the ordinance lifted and started slinging dogs.
Here's a video from when I traveled to Champagne, IL to help Mustards Last Stand as he serves up dogs to drunk and hungry college students.
Hot Dog Cart For Sale: It's a Big Dog and it's a big deal! $2500 including all the trimmings. Ron can be contacted at 785.324.1020 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get paid to help this vendor run his cart. Just starting out? This may be a great way. Baltimore Area Only
Do you have an NSF cart with a NSF Sticker? If so, you may want to contact NSF.org at (800-673-6275) One of my readers found out that her NSF certified cart was a fake. The manufacturer actually put a sticker on it, sold it and delivered it as an NSF certified cart. NSF has been contacted and although they don't report on manufacturer fraud, they are aware and hopefully are taking this very seriously. This manufacture is no fly by night type either, he's huge with facilities in Canada and the US. If you think your cart may be a fraud, contact NSF and they can guide you on how to tell if you have a true NSF certified cart. To make matters worse this manufacturer is touted as a recommended builder, a reputable builder – one that undergoes a monthly performance review, by a trusted vendor website. Bottom line: Be careful, always do your due diligence before purchasing your cart. There are several exceptional manufacturers who do their utmost to insure quality and performance.
Deb Blecha the director of Mobile Food Vendors Association, Inc. has emailed stating that they will be up and running very soon. Finally vendors will have access to state and local links, rules, tips, help, legal, insurance and much more. The new site boasts forums for vendors, classifieds, huge discounts from top manufacturers from food to carts and other special deals. You can follow the team as they go live on Facebook.