This is a fantastic example of a refurbished hot dog cart, an example of taking a used hot dog cart and turning it into a moneymaker!
Anton sent in some photos of a refurbished hot dog cart and gave me permission to share. It is amazing how well “Betsy” turned out.
Check out the nighttime photos, complete with special LED lighting and a glowing menu board.
Now old “Betsy” is the heart of a popular taco tent, featuring tacos, quesadillas, elote corn, and Anton is looking to take the next steps for the business!
Refurbished Hot Dog Cart – From Cottage Food to Sexy Taco
Anton with FEWD Tent Bradenton, FL here. We contacted you way back in December about how to get off the ground with our life changing business.
We took your advice to “Sell the crap outa our cottage food” and lemme tell you brother, last Christmas was goodin.
I've got the itch my man. We've been dabbling and adding to the taco stand side of our venture slowly. We now own a starter cart and have 3 weekly locations with a following.
I refer to learnhotdogs.com and the Vendors United for most of my decisions but I'm stumped. We are at the point of needing real legality as some locations are requesting a business license. My question is, what comes first?
• Business license for Florida
• Food vendors inspection for cart
• Insurance. (We decided to use flipp)
In a matter of 4 months we have made enough to really give this a good run. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
We found the cart “Betsy” resting in a back yard rusting away. Breathed new life into her with some speakers, LED lights and a whole lotta love and paint. About $1000 for the cart and restoration, what a deal!!!
Love you, love your work
Sincerely, Anton(from Anton's email)
Thank you Anton for sharing your story, for your amazing example of a refurbished hot dog cart! What an inspiration to see how you took a rusty old cart and turned her into an amazing attraction!
Love the LED lights, and the tacos and elotes look delicious. Keep up the great work and keep us posted!