Resources For Hot Dog Vendors

 

hot dog vendor resources

Hot Dog Vendor Accessories

Daily I get asked where to buy this, or where's the best place to buy that, so I wanted to create a page with links and listing to all of those resources for hot dog vendors.

Suggestions

If you find a better price or want to share a great resource for hot dog vendors, please let me know and I'll get it added.  We could always use a great deal or two.  A couple of these links are my affiliate links and will allow you to support the blog while saving money.  For example; Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop online.  The prices are fantastic, free shipping on many items and I can usually find the lowest prices there.

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hot dog cart partsTrailer lights, tools and more

I absolutely love Harbor Freight Tools.  They have trailer parts, tools, inexpensive solar chargers, LED lighting, some kick butt add-ons and weekly specials.

Portable Refrigerators 12v and other compact appliances

I love my 43 qt. freezer/fridge.  It features a FAST FREEZE button and it runs off my 12v battery or I can plug it into standard AC power.  They have smaller and larger ones, but this one is perfect for me.  You can add a rack on your cart tongue or off the back to hold it or simply toss it into the back of your car or truck.

Hot Dog Cart Insurance $299 a Year!

The most important thing to do before you sling that first hot dog is to make sure your new business is insured.  This protects you from liability in the event you are sued.  For over 4 years I have paid $650 a year for $1 million in coverage.  You can contact FLIP insurance and save huge.  Only $299 a year.

restaurant steam table pansPans, Lids and all things Steam Table

I have several places here for you and you are going to want to spend a little time comparing prices as these change frequently.

  • www.Katom.com  Fast shipping, friendly customer service and great prices
  • www.webstaurant.com  Often one of the lowest priced sellers of restaurant equipment
  • www.store.benscarts.com   Steam Pans, hinged pans with lids and much more!  ABSOLUTELY THE LOWEST PRICES!
  • www.atlantafixture.com  Restaurant equipment, not the lowest prices but great service and fast shipping
  • www.therdstore.com This is a division of Restaurant Depot (thanks to Daniel Z.)

Never Clean Another Pan – Pan Liners For Vendors – PanSaver®

BensCarts.com is an authorized distributor for Pan Saver and has pan liners for vendors at the accessory store.

Ice & Gel Packs

-20 degrees http://www.cryopak.com/en/cold-chain-packaging/refrigerant-gel/ http://www.icepackstore.com/ice-packs-216-pack-ice-packs-for-sports-teams-coolers-and-tailgating-p-35.html http://icealternative.com/shop-online/#ecwid:category=2256479&inview=product9546117&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normal

Printing: Banners, Flags, Cards, Shirts and More

Currently VistaPrint would be my choice.

Condiment Dispensers From Heinz

Heinz Condiment Dispenser Guide PDF

Build a hot dog cartBuild A Cart from Scratch – Do it Yourself 

This jam packed video series will show you how to build a hot dog cart with normal tools.  Not just a hot dog cart either, it's based of of a loaded Cash Cow cart and is designed to last for decades.  Learn More Here

Bulk Foods and Supplies

  • SamsClub   www.samsclub.com
  • Restaurant Depot www.restaurantdepot.com
  • BJ's Wholesale (Get special membership rates via www.mymfva.org)

Hot Dog Cart and Food Vendor Classifieds – Click Here

  • Used Hot Dog Carts
  • Concession equipment
  • Ice Cream Carts
  • Mobile grills
  • Food Trucks
  • Concession Trailers
  • much more
  • List yours FREE!

universal grill ignitorNeed to add an electric ignitor to your burners?

Click Here for the Universal Kit.

Vendor Insurance

The lowest priced insurance I've found nationwide has been FLIP.  You can get a $1,000,000 liability policy and $10,000 additional coverage rider for only $299 annually.  www.fliprogram.com

Best Resource For Hot Dog Vendors Finding Events

Save hours of researching and find any event – anywhere!  Search locally, regionally, nationally and even get notifications.  SEARCH NOW

Vendor Forms

From Sales Logs, Business Plan Reviews to Catering Contracts and Property Owner Consents – It's all here. More to come!  If you have a suggestion for the list, please let me know.

ADD A GRILL

GO WITH PORTABLE POWER

Bens done several articles on outfitting your cart with lighting.  You can find the most popular one here: https://learnhotdogs.com/lighting-up-your-hot-dog-cart/ .  Use the search box on the home page to search others.

Below you'll find links to two items Ben absolutely loves.   The super quiet and powerful Honda and the solar lights to be used separately.


STREET FOOD PRO TEAM – VENDORS UNITED

The world's largest resource for street food vendors.  Free courses and forms along with tons of tips and tricks.  Give it a spin – use this link to try it all out for free.  GET FULL ACCESS FOR 5 DAYS

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