Jason Myer finds a kick'n location for his cart, indoors, climate controlled and with loads of hungry customers. He hooked up with Habitat for Humanity “ReStore” and is the sole food provider.
If you are searching for a great location, this may be just the ticket. In my course-book I cover many un-common locations for success, but now another great idea. If you attempt a location like this, please share your results with us.
Now, I must point something out from the article I link above. Jason claims;
“I have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of hours into it“
See that? 3 hundreds and each hundred has the (s) plural for more than one, so we would have to figure the minimum suggested would be at least 200 for each time he says hundred, which is 3 times. That is 600 minimum hours to build a cart. Wow! I'm not poking fun, my point isn't even that it took at least 600 hours to build, my point is: Do you see the cart? It appears to be a cart built from the Steve Schiable course. Well I believe in giving credit where credit is due. And to me, that is a Carts of Cash cart.
If I am wrong, Steve got free plug, but I believe in erring on the side of RIGHT. Hang on, I don't know why but the article aggravated me a little bit. Jason Myer goes on to say that towable hot dog carts can be around $6,000 and that he spent about $3,000 building his. WTF! Maybe the red paint covers up the gold leaf covering.
You may want to contact Steve and double check, but I think that you can build a cart like that for less than $1,000. I know in my New Video Course coming out soon, we show how to build one for much less. Ok, I'm done ranting. wait, wait —– Nope, there's more!!!
He's quoted as saying;
“I'm anticipating losing money for several weeks before I make a profit“
You are? Why? How? Are you giving the food away?
Let me tell you what I think is going on here. I did a blog about it a while back, about the fear of competition, but have never seen anyone take it this far. It's called poor mouthing. It has some benefits for an attention craved ego maniac, but the tactic allows one to preemptively dissuade others from even considering becoming competition. “oh me oh my, it's so rough, worked for 20 years to save up the money to build this cart, had to sell my house and sleep in the bread box while I built it, I'm losing $10,000 a day just having it and haven't seen any customers” Classic: Poor Mouthing
Hence his reason for not giving Steve credit for the build, hence the astronomical hours spent laboring on the build, hence the super exaggerated cost to build, this man is scared to death that someone is going to sell hot dogs around him. Wow.
Well that's it. You have listened to me rant and now I feel better.