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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/09/26 20:44:06 (permalink)
Like I said....it's nebulous right now. I will know more by wed.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/09/27 00:25:49 (permalink)
Make it simple (KISS).. Get legal and hire yourself out to car dealerships, estate sales, grand openings, etc. and find a spot for yourself for them off days. But I do admire your effort to say the least! Visit the "Restaurants and Professionals" Forum here for information that may have already been covered...
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/02 18:27:05 (permalink)
Hey ScooterNJ, I posted this before but real quick, Years ago was a guy that sat with his cart off RT-1 south and made a killing! I think he was the one that invented the "Onion Sauce" back in the 60s or so he said. But have you thought of going to a location that lets you sell from a cart? I have the same deal in Fl. in that NO hot dog carts in any city limit! But there are enough events such as fairs, shows and like uncle vic said car dealers and such. You have to be Tenacious in this business, tuff it out and you will Prevail! I know-been there! I have a Spread sheet that may help you with pricing and knowing what you need. Its been a big help to me so let me know if you would like to look it over.

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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/02 19:30:26 (permalink)
Actually a few things have developed over the last few days. I spoke with adminstrators from my town and it seems, that they way I am doing this I fall between the cracks of any ordinances for now. They have the lawyers looking at it! I did not run the cart yesterday or today because I had other obligations.

Also...

I got a REALLY good job! I had interviewed for this one a month ago and got the call friday to come to work monday. So..if anything...the cart becomes an "as I can do it" venture still using the same angle, minus any mention of not being employed. My house is still at a VERY real risk.

I have flyers I made up and pass out offering the cart for rent for grand openings...private parties..etc. See if I come up with anything there as well.

So now it depends on what the town says and my available time. Will keep y'all posted and THANK YOU everyone for thoughts/concerns to ponder...advice given...and offers made.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/02 20:49:57 (permalink)
Good for you Scooter
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/02 21:09:29 (permalink)
Glad things are looking somewhat up with the new job. I hope it does the trick. I doubt renting out the cart would work in a New Jersey winter though.

An odd thought: Maybe you could make the cart a money maker through the winter by making the cart into a winter school for would be venders. You could teach people on your days off how to operate a cart, local laws involved, etc. I think the Roadfood community would support you in this effort with their sage advice. Who knows, maybe the Scooter School of Street Vending would prove to be a big money maker.

Whatever you do I wish you well and may heaven protect you and yours.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/04 11:47:30 (permalink)
I sure could have used that school 6 months ago. Since then I have developed my own program for starting off in this business, just plug in the numbers and you will know if a spot is hot or not, how much to charge, what your margin is, and a lot more. I am getting ready to add a catering section as well. But I like the idea of the support structure a "School of Street Vending" would give.

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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/06 19:25:12 (permalink)
Ok..an update. As I figured, as for offering them there free weiners, according to the town, I fall through the cracks. Meaning..I need no peddlers licence. However....

Next step..Board of Health. Will let y'all know if you are still interested.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/09 00:49:06 (permalink)
Figure this! At an event today I sold out of Vienna "250 by 4 PM"! What to do? I make a call and have the wife run to Sams for another 150. There are no Vienna at sams so she gets Sabrett's, a few hours latter a dozen people come back and asked what I did to the dogs since noon? Puzzled I ask what they ment. It seems they returned to get a second hot dog and said that the second one was so good they wanted another I now have a Sabrett dealer. The attendance turned out to be more then I was told. The Chamber said there would be 6,000 and it turned out to be 20,000! The forcaster program was right on the money. Which was 2% of the actual attendance. drinks were a little more Total sales were 400 Dogs and 509 drinks. A banner day. The WIF program works perfect.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/09 01:40:52 (permalink)
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Figure this! At an event today I sold out of Vienna "250 by 4 PM"! What to do? I make a call and have the wife run to Sams for another 150. There are no Vienna at sams so she gets Sabrett's, a few hours latter a dozen people come back and asked what I did to the dogs since noon? Puzzled I ask what they ment. It seems they returned to get a second hot dog and said that the second one was so good they wanted another I now have a Sabrett dealer. The attendance turned out to be more then I was told. The Chamber said there would be 6,000 and it turned out to be 20,000! The forcaster program was right on the money. Which was 2% of the actual attendance. drinks were a little more Total sales were 400 Dogs and 509 drinks. A banner day. The WIF program works perfect.


That is really great, Plese, keep us posted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/10 00:20:11 (permalink)
Here is the cart I am woring out of for now. I hope to ad a second and a Third one by May or june.

http://www.geocities.com/kayak_bobby/Photos/Hummer2.gif
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/10 09:23:33 (permalink)
sunflo

I know some of the hot dog places sell carts. I know in Chicago, you can purchase a cart or work with the people in the office to get a cart from Vienna Beef. A friend of mine did that with their dad out of high school. They only stipulate that you use their porduct in the cart. I am not sure with Red Hot Chicago or any of the other places.

Just a thought.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/14 00:13:54 (permalink)
If you are still looking for a cart try Joel, he will do you right.
http://www.americandreamvendingcarts.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=a432256555af75c961c7a250b537a139
Tell him Bob E. sent you. "I bought the Hummer".
quote:
Originally posted by Sunflo9968

Hi All, I would like to know if anyone is or knows of anyone selling
a hot dog cart. My location is "down the shore" Jersey! My wife and i
are looking to open up a hot dog stand here. Thanks for any help.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/14 07:55:41 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jojobeans

If you are still looking for a cart try Joel, he will do you right.
http://www.americandreamvendingcarts.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=a432256555af75c961c7a250b537a139
Tell him Bob E. sent you. "I bought the Hummer".
quote:
Originally posted by Sunflo9968

Hi All, I would like to know if anyone is or knows of anyone selling
a hot dog cart. My location is "down the shore" Jersey! My wife and i
are looking to open up a hot dog stand here. Thanks for any help.


I cant figure this out...Wil from Canada makes those carts but now they are under another name. Thats the same place I bought my cart.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/18 00:14:31 (permalink)
I wish I had my camera! I saw a guy selling Pizza out of a Plywood hut, not painted, built on a small trailer frame with a micro-wave inside to heat the pizza with. I watched him for a while and he seemed to have people lined up each time I passed! The last thing I would ever eat is pizza reheated in a micro-wave!!! Cardboard city!!!
The event was the first annual http://coteeriverbikefest.com , Florida. To my surprise and delight for those who survived the 60s "Iron Butterfly was the head liner group. The base player and drummer we the original two from the group 33 years ago! They still sounded great at 65+ years of age, if you like that sort of thing. I was amazed.
There were a lot of good BBQ stands, hot dog vendors and I even came across a vender that made his sausage fresh right on the back of his rig. The event was a huge success and I would guess it will be done again next year. Above is the link for anyone that may want to keep an eye on it to set up a concision next year my guess is they had an estimated 20,000 people who attended http://www.sptimes.com/Pasco.shtml
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/18 01:12:05 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jojobeans

Here is the cart I am woring out of for now. I hope to ad a second and a Third one by May or june.

http://www.geocities.com/kayak_bobby/Photos/Hummer2.gif


Checked out the view of your cart.. Do you actually use the char grill mounted on the cart? (Like for your dogs, or maybe toss a pan on it to sautee onions and peppers??) Just curious..

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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/18 13:23:20 (permalink)
just how long haveyou been sellin out of a cart??http://www.mediaforesight.org/hotdogcart.jpg
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/18 14:41:57 (permalink)
We have a really great hot dog cart for sale. We are located in centrel Jersey, Pemberton/Browns Mills. The cart is diamond plate stainless steel, in good condition, the cart is easy to tow with your car. We passed ocean county health inspection in June this year, the inspector told us it was one of the best setups he has ever seen.

If you are interested or need more information, please email me. The cart is setup for high volume and ease of use. We bought the cart as a second unit in addition to our truck, but do not have not used it.

Greg & Jo's Hot Dogs, corner of 537 & 539, Cream Ridge , N.J.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/22 13:46:03 (permalink)
I HAVE A HOT DOG CART FOR SALE .........IT IS A 2002 MODEL CART IT IS MADE BY ALL AMERICAN HOT DOG CART .
IT HAS 3 LONG TRAYS, 2 SHORT, 3 SINKS PLUS HAND WASH SINK .I HAVE $3250 INVESTED IN THE CART BY ITSELF I WILL TAKE $2200 FOR IT.
I WILL PURCHASE NEW PANS FOR THE OWNERS , ALONG WITH IT GOES 2 COOLERS AND A CASE OF SABRETTS. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND AS CLOSE TO NEW AS THEY GET.
HOT-DOG65@HOTMAIL.COM
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/30 01:35:37 (permalink)
any feedback on a cart called the "hummer"?

also the 'metropolitan' at
http://www.precisioncarts.com

or the a101 at
http://www.americandreamvendingcarts.com

i am really trying to get as much feedback from you guys as possible
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/30 01:45:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jojobeans

Here is the cart I am woring out of for now. I hope to ad a second and a Third one by May or june.

http://www.geocities.com/kayak_bobby/Photos/Hummer2.gif


is that the hummer from "american dream carts"?
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/30 09:13:26 (permalink)
Thought about getting a hotdog cart and start a small business in Northeast GA. Just wondering if there is anybody in the area in this chat area that is in that area?
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/31 00:10:27 (permalink)
Sorry for the delay getting an answer to your Question. I put my dogs on it to give a little more tast and snap. It seems to work well. Someone here gave me the idea
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quote:
Originally posted by jojobeans

Here is the cart I am woring out of for now. I hope to ad a second and a Third one by May or june.

http://www.geocities.com/kayak_bobby/Photos/Hummer2.gif


Checked out the view of your cart.. Do you actually use the char grill mounted on the cart? (Like for your dogs, or maybe toss a pan on it to sautee onions and peppers??) Just curious..


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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/31 00:12:40 (permalink)
WOW I went from big sales to 25 dogs a day! Anyone else that slow????
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/10/31 07:33:19 (permalink)
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WOW I went from big sales to 25 dogs a day! Anyone else that slow????


Mine were a bit slow last week. The bbq still sales well and for some reason I am selling alot of smoked sausage now and not many dogs.
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/11/19 20:06:14 (permalink)
This looks like a nice Grill. Thanks I will look into it when I replace the old one. Next year nore then likely
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Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Vic, if you want a grill added to your cart, the answer is a boat grill. Simple, easy to mount, with a quick dismount. The stainless steel finish is a perfect match to a cart. I'll add a Magma Newport to my cart in the future. It's large enough to cook 8 burgers, so 20-30 hot dogs shouldn't be a problem.
www.cabelas.com/products/Cpod0021449.jsp
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RE: Hot dog cart 2005/12/07 07:48:42 (permalink)
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Originally posted by djtomatoe

any feedback on a cart called the "hummer"?

also the 'metropolitan' at
http://www.precisioncarts.com

or the a101 at
http://www.americandreamvendingcarts.com

i am really trying to get as much feedback from you guys as possible

For the money The Hummer is a really well built cart.Not as pretty as some of the other diamond stainless carts but very heavy duty.If you are dealing with Joel he is really helpful.Whatever you decide steer clear of the carts built in Miami.These are built on Tiawan steel frames.I own a Custom Sales cart out of New Jersey.Great cart but pricey.Also bought a All American cart.Couldn't stand it.Twisted frame pulling it up my driveway by hand first day.
Larry
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Re:Hot dog cart 2009/02/22 23:37:01 (permalink)
Sunflo9968

Hi All, I would like to know if anyone is or knows of anyone selling
a hot dog cart. My location is "down the shore" Jersey! My wife and i
are looking to open up a hot dog stand here. Thanks for any help.


Hi All, I would like to know if anyone is or knows of anyone selling a hot dog cart. My location is "down the shore" Jersey! My wife and i are looking to open up a hot dog stand here. Thanks for any help.


Be sure to check out one of the most reputable custom built concession trailers company out of Dublin GA.
Concession Trailers by Custom Concessions.

You will find the best trailers manufactured for companies across the USA.
RD
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Re:Hot dog cart 2009/03/25 18:25:43 (permalink)
Hi to both of you...Why purchase a hot dog cart when you can start up far easier and at a much lesser cost?  I own two carts, one 25' concession trailer, and one tent set-up.  Far less expensive to purchase a 10x10 ($150) EZ up tent, a bar-b-que grill (from your deck), Umbrella ($35), three buss buckets ($50) for health code/dish washing, and the assorted tools and sanitary equipment ($100).  Everything packs into the rear of an SUV.  I started this way, and the tent set-up still does a wonderful job.  I also sell Sabrett Hot Dogs, the most popular brand.  Available at BJ's and Sam's for a hell of a lot less than the chain stores, or even Sabrett's internet ordering site.  $15 for 50 dogs.  I grill the dogs and the TOP CUT (New England Style roll).  Daily average sales of just the hot dogs, IN THE WINTER, (NY&VT Border Salem, NY) was just under 75.
  Good luck out there, if I can help out at all, Email me  rewymanvt@yahoo.com
 
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