Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice.

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2007/01/10 07:38:05 (permalink)

Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice.

Im getting ready to open up my second cart. I will be opening at Home Depot.
Is $2.00 with any topping a fair price for a Sabrett at a Home Depot ?
Any advice from someone already at a Home Depot or Lowes would be appreciated.Thanks!
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    John Fox
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 08:14:39 (permalink)
    Unless the dog is 6 to a lb or bigger, $2.00 is expensive. A 10 to a lb Sabrett goes anywhere from $1.25 to $1.50 here in N.J.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 12:13:24 (permalink)
    I agree, $2.00 is high for a hot dog even with toppings. NY runs around the same $1.25 to $1.50.
    $2.00 would be ok at a Fair or Carnival, most folks expect to spend more.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 13:41:46 (permalink)
    Hey Dogs on Wheels,

    You got a mention in a recent issue of The Link. I'm in Clemson; I'll have to check you out the next time I'm in Greenville. Where are you located?
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 15:51:38 (permalink)
    I wouldn't expect to pay $2.00 for ANY hotdog except perhaps a 1/4 pounder
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 17:11:36 (permalink)
    Well, I get $2.00 for a sabarett and 2.25 with red onion sauce, My regular dog sells for $2.00 and my 1/4#ER FOR 3 BUX!!
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 19:55:26 (permalink)
    Only had two walk aways in 4 months..
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 20:08:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by genewj

    Only had two walk aways in 4 months..


    I have a cart in downtown Greenville,SC and Charge $1.50 and 50cents xtra for chili or slaw and havent had any problems.
    But I was thinking just a flat $2 for a dog no matter what topping.

    Where do you live genewj?
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 21:05:56 (permalink)
    Are you guys in SC having to use carts that have food enclosures? The health department seems to be pretty strict on that. Did you develop a commissary type relationship with an existing restaurant? I am having to outfit a building that will comply with their rules.

    Thanks
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 21:41:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by carolinacooking

    Are you guys in SC having to use carts that have food enclosures? The health department seems to be pretty strict on that. Did you develop a commissary type relationship with an existing restaurant? I am having to outfit a building that will comply with their rules.

    Thanks
    dw


    I converted my garage into a commissary. It wasnt easy and they had check me 2 times before they issued my permit but it went through.
    I went to a local plastic company for my enclosure. I brought my cart there and we kind of customized it. Only a $180. Which wasnt bad considering most of the cart companies wanted about $400 for the sneeze gaurds.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 21:43:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by improviser

    Hey Dogs on Wheels,

    You got a mention in a recent issue of The Link. I'm in Clemson; I'll have to check you out the next time I'm in Greenville. Where are you located?


    Im on the corner of S Main St. and West Mcbee.
    Right next to Carolina First.
    Im opening up my second cart in simpsonville.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 22:52:45 (permalink)
    Heres a section from my menu:
    #4: Chicago Style (Nathan’s All Beef Longer than the Bun) Hot Dogs with your choice of any two sides: Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob, Potato Salad or Cole Slaw - $3. 00..............Just the Barker $2.00
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 23:01:37 (permalink)
    I sell 1/4 pound dogs for $3.75 in Denver. I work on a large walking mall and am surrounded by 1-2 dollar dogs, but decided to carve out a niche with some exotic type sausages. Seems to be working. I do get a few walk aways, but am developing some loyal customers. I know a guy that owns about 18 of the Home Depot carts here, he gets $3.00+ for his Johnsonville brats. I believe they are 1/4 pounders as well. You do kind of have a captive audience there, $2.00 sounds cheap.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 23:45:42 (permalink)
    I live in Sunny, sometimes very HOT Bradenton, Florida which is about 45 minutes south of Tampa Bay..
    Our area is kind of pricy, Sarasota, just south of us is REALLY Pricy..A shack here goes for 250,000..New homes are all in the 400K-700K range..
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/10 23:52:09 (permalink)
    Theres a fella in Beekman NY who does 1/2# hot dog wedge for $5.00
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/11 00:00:21 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Roadfoodfan

    Theres a fella in Beekman NY who does 1/2# hot dog wedge for $5.00


    Whats a hot dog wedge?
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/11 00:43:45 (permalink)
    Prices are location dependant. Parades and special events, the price goes up. At my location the competition is 2 miles away. I sell $2.00 dogs, $3.00 chili dogs, $4.00 burgers and the chilo cheese burger comes in at a whopping $5.00. Nobody grumbles. Families on a budget get dogs. Some people automatically get the most expensive thing on the menu.

    At HD you have a captive audience, and those guys are paying for convenience. They can knock out lunch and a materials run at the same time, they are back on the job and billing pronto. Sure, serve a quality product, they'll appreciate it and you'll get tons of repeat.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/11 16:29:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Dogs on Wheels

    Im getting ready to open up my second cart. I will be opening at Home Depot.
    Is $2.00 with any topping a fair price for a Sabrett at a Home Depot ?
    Any advice from someone already at a Home Depot or Lowes would be appreciated.Thanks!


    At the Home Depot up here, he charges $2.50 for a plain and 50 cents for chili and 50 cents for cheese. Its a hebrew national and its a pretty good size. Unfortunately, I don't know the insider term for the size. 1/4 pounder maybe. its a good size dog.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/11 17:15:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MBFDFyre

    Unfortunately, I don't know the insider term for the size. 1/4 pounder maybe. its a good size dog.

    Commercial dogs are usually sized by number of dogs per pound:
    A 4/lb.(4 per pound) = a 4 oz. (1/4 lb.) dog
    A 6/lb. (6 per pound) = a 2.67 oz. (1/6 lb.) dog
    A 10/lb. (10 per pound) = a 1.6 oz. (1/10 lb.) dog
    .....and so on.

    If you buy a supermarket dog that is 8 dogs to a 12 oz. package, this would be about an 11/lb as each would be a 1.5 oz. dog
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/13 18:03:16 (permalink)
    Howdy,

    My 6 3/4 inch Kent all-Beef Hot Dogs cost .54 each in bulk. I charge $2.25 with free sauteed onions (free condiments, obviously). Chili and Cheese are .35 extra apiece. the previously posted prices seem awfully low, unless ya'll are paying alot less for 'dogs. My dogs are 4-1 size. I've got a SnoBiz sno-cone stand at Home Depot here in Bossier City, La. We sell 'dogs, too.

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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/15 21:43:10 (permalink)
    I've narrowed it down to this.
    $2.00 for a Sabrett
    or
    $1.50 for an all beef reg no name dog
    Which do you think?
    This is only for the Home Depot spot.
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    RE: Home Depot Hot Dog Prices and Advice. 2007/01/16 08:07:32 (permalink)
    Unless the Sabrett is bigger in size, I would buy a couple of the cheaper ones. Just my opinion.
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