Part of being successful at street food vending, is to be different than your competitors, to win the vendor competition.
You want to stand out, set yourself apart.
But how do we do that?
I tried all kinds of crazy things when I started out…
In the beginning, I would hear one person ask for jalapenos on their dog, so I went out and bought a massive 5 gallon bucket of jalapenos….
Don’t do that….
I was eating jalapenos for a long time…
because no one else wanted them on their dog…
So I started to take better notes, and keep a record of what happened at my cart: day of the week, times, weather, how many people, how much I sold, if people were requesting things (like jalapenos, lol).
This helped me to figure out what worked, what didn’t and… win the vendor competition!
Don’t try to be everything to everyone…
Serve quality food, good service, smiles, and be friendly.
Some Ideas on How to be Unique and Win The Vendor Competition:
One guy makes his own, homemade chili.
One guy has 14 types of mustard.
Some have hot sauces.
Others offer cream cheese
Or my Coca Cola Onions recipe!
Jason Brown’s Bacon Jam
It’s good on everything.. Even a dead possum you found in the road…
Maybe Mexican street corn?
Or Walkin’ Tacos…
Bag of chips with chili, salsa, pulled pork…
Promote Your Difference!
“Here’s our footlong… you ain’t gonna find one like it anywhere!”
Make it your own…
Don’t try to do everything!
Pick ONE THING, and try it.
Or try different featured items until you figure out what people love…
Sometimes, it’s not the food that sets you apart.
Set yourself apart with your attitude!
“Come on in!”
Make them comfortable.
Show genuine care for people, and they’ll feel it.
And it’s not even what you SAY!
We even have a mime vendor!
Yeah, seriously. He’s completely silent. Just points at stuff and smiles. It works!
Watch the video and learn!
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