RE: Jimmy's Hot Dogs of Easton, PA
<< I can't figure out how one can rent space in a strip mall and sell them so cheaply, even if they are not "gourmet" hot dogs!>>
Well, for one thing, the Lehigh Valley area of Eastern Pa is not exactly the Gold Coast of Miami when it comes to the cost of living. It's a relatively cheap area for rents, salaries, etc, so I'm sure their overhead is not as much as many other areas of the country.
And they do a high volume business. The two times I was there, neither at a peak hour, there was still a line (which moves fast). And the dogs are rather small (maybe 11 to a pound) so I don't think they pay a whole lot for them at wholesale.