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sillydogz

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Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 1:12 PM (permalink)
I'm curious how many of you offer fresh squeezed lemonade. If so what type of press do you use? I'm also curious if it slows down your line?? 
 
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    FriedTater

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    Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 1:43 PM (permalink)
    I do festivals. My main menu is ribbon fries and funnel cakes. Both of these items are cooked to order. Same with fresh sq. lemonade. I can make a lemonade faster than cooking the two items I mentioned. I don`t know who makes it, my press is somewhat a heavy duty one. Very profitable item. Be sure and use a clear plastic cup.
     
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      brickboo

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      Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 1:54 PM (permalink)
      It would be hard to do lemonade on a cart with out a refrigerator, for ice right? I mean you can't sell lemonade in a cup with out cubed or crushed ice? Then where I live you'd probably need a commercial fridg! Is anyone selling fresh lemonade off of a cart. I do sell a bit of the "MinuteMaid" canned lemonade if I mention it to my customers and they seem to enjoy it.
       
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        sillydogz

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        Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 1:58 PM (permalink)
        Boo,
           I have seen people selling lemonade off carts in my area. In fact in one of the touristy outlet shopping places theres a good 4-6 carts that all sell lemonade. They just use ice from a cooler. 
         
        I though I read somewhere that it can boost sales 100 dollars a day in some cases. If so it'd be a great money maker with low overhead and cheap to make.
         
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          mikejames533

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          Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 3:26 PM (permalink)
          Yep, it can easily be done on a cart. Here is a link to lemon squeezers. http://www.amazon.com/Hea...Squeezer/dp/B00307K5I2
          I have the Hamilton Beach 932 about 8 years now and it's still performs like new.
          And here is another good link with lemonade and squeezer info
          Sweet Profits For Hot Dog Vendors - LearnHotDogs.com learnhotdogs.com/sweet-profits-for-hot-dog-vendors
          When life hands you lemons, make hot dogs and lemonade!” Hot dog vendors are gearing up for the season and some are already in full swing. Who needs ...


           
          
          <message edited by mikejames533 on Thu, 03/14/13 3:54 PM>
           
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            brickboo

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            Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 3:36 PM (permalink)
            What do yo do? Make sugar-water a head of time and add the lemon at the site? Can you give me an idea of amounts of water sugar lemon etc. for a start.
             
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              chicagostyledog

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              Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 3:43 PM (permalink)
              mikejames533


              Yep, it can easily be done on a cart. Here is a link to lemon squeezers. http://www.amazon.com/Hea...Squeezer/dp/B00307K5I2
              I have the Hamilton Beach 932 about 8 years now and it's still performs like new.

              I've had my Hamilton Beach 932 for ten years and use it as a teaching tool at Hot Dog University. It's bullet proof!
               
               
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                jcheese

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                Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 3:45 PM (permalink)
                 
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                  mikejames533

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                  Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 3:53 PM (permalink)
                  LOL jcheese I was having trouble posting that same link above, but finally got it to work.
                   
                  Chicagostyledog your right it is bullit proof. We use ours to do several of the large State fairs each year and then several smaller events. It gets a good workout...
                   
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                    jcheese

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                    Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 4:33 PM (permalink)
                    If you're at an event, and the only dog vendor, and you have a line, then, yes, it can slow you down. When I've done it I used styro coolers for the ice.
                    In a slower situation, it's a way to get more from each customer, and people do love it, especially when it's hot. Don't forget limeade. Also, use jugs of bottled water, preferably Spring Water that folks can see you use. It's a good alternative to serve fresh lemons, pure sugar and good water to those who don't want soda.
                     
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                      sillydogz

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                      Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 5:00 PM (permalink)
                      I'm loving all the feedback! I think I'm definitely going to go ahead and offer it once i open. I may not sell it at events because but I could always let the wife handle it while she takes the money. 

                      I'm also thinking of offering a maine style lemonade. Instead of sugar as the sweetener you use maple syrup. It tastes delicious and it sets me apart from other places that might be selling lemonade. 
                       
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                        chefbuba

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                        Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 5:44 PM (permalink)
                        There is a rather long thread on here about lemonade, read it.
                         
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                          sillydogz

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                          Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 5:52 PM (permalink)
                          buba, 
                              I used the search feature about 36 times before I asked this question. Each and every time it came back with no results found. So I asked my question, get over it.

                          I did stumble upon the thread hours later when I was doing a google search. Is it really a big deal that I asked again? 
                          <message edited by sillydogz on Thu, 03/14/13 5:54 PM>
                           
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                            kennyb

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                            Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 7:57 PM (permalink)
                            we sell about 15,000 lemonades/limeades a year. ya, it is worth it. we have 2 trailers and 2 lemonade carts that set out side the trailer. i do have a hot dog cart that gets very little use but when it goes out we do lemonades on it as well.
                             
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                              brickboo

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                              Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 8:10 PM (permalink)
                              This site has the worst search engine on the WEB. I've tried searching for three or four topics just a day or so ago. I'll say it again. The search engine doesn't work. One more time, READ MY LIPS." The search engine doesn't work and no-one seems to care. So, you have no choice but to start a new thread.


                              "BIG BUBBA" and a few of the others on the FORUM here seem to "know everything" so they do not have to use the search engine. Ha ha! So, they do not know that it doesn't work.
                               
                              I just typed lemonade in the search box. Here is the message I got.
                              "There is no record to display"
                              <message edited by brickboo on Thu, 03/14/13 8:17 PM>
                               
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                                sillydogz

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                                Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 8:14 PM (permalink)
                                Well said. I had tried it before without any results but knowing I was going to get someone's little girl undies in a bunch I tried it first just so I could say I had. People come here for help not to be given crap over the internet. 

                                That all said, between the feedback here and the thread I did find via GOOGLE and not the site's garbage search engine I have decided to sell lemonade
                                 
                                 
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                                  Tristan225

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                                  Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 9:33 PM (permalink)
                                  I think it was Mr. Big Bubba who suggested, in Google type "Roadfood" then your question. It works really well.
                                  Lemonade can really help increase sales, but it will slow you down. I bought the cheapo Maxum ($72.00 Amazon) listed in the above link, works OK, spend a little more for a better one if you can. Don't discount doing lemonade at events, you can add big bucks, but have someone designated JUST for that + someone for dogs + someone taking money and coordinating things.   
                                  Silly, you got a problem with girl's undies? Are their undies inferior to my tighty whities? The incessant whining is getting old guys. If you don't like the people here figure this stuff out on your own.
                                   
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                                    sillydogz

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                                    Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 9:40 PM (permalink)
                                    The only problem with girls undies is they tend to ride up my crack making me cranky. I have no problem with anyone on here. It's an amazing resource. I had no idea about searching in google, if I had I wouldn't have asked. I did find that thread later when I was searching out other sites with info. Now that I know that I have to use google I'll do that. It's the internet, if bubba doesn't like what I'm asking he doesn't have to read it. 
                                     
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                                      brickboo

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                                      Re:Lemonade Sales Thu, 03/14/13 11:26 PM (permalink)
                                      Why is this site not getting it's search engine up to par? I always search sites for answers and never have this trouble. Why should one have to go search Google about lemonade on this site? 
                                       
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                                        chefbuba

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                                        Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 1:18 AM (permalink)
                                        brickboo


                                        This site has the worst search engine on the WEB. I've tried searching for three or four topics just a day or so ago. I'll say it again. The search engine doesn't work. One more time, READ MY LIPS." The search engine doesn't work and no-one seems to care. So, you have no choice but to start a new thread.


                                        "BIG BUBBA" and a few of the others on the FORUM here seem to "know everything" so they do not have to use the search engine. Ha ha! So, they do not know that it doesn't work.

                                        I just typed lemonade in the search box. Here is the message I got.
                                        "There is no record to display"

                                        Listen Dick Weed, I "know everything" because I have been participating on these forums for nearly four years.
                                         There are many subjects that you newer guys have not come across because the thread died out long before you became a member, so shut your mouth, read and learn. Don't be a smart ass. 
                                        There is allot of money to be had with lemonade, but in your first post, you had all but talked yourself out of it before you even did any research.
                                        If your customers are happy with canned Minute Maid, serve it. Why waste your time trying to improve your non existent business.
                                        Here's a few freebie's on me
                                        Signed, Mr. Know it All
                                         
                                         
                                        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Fresh-Squeezed-Lemonade-m582181.aspx
                                        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Lemonade-vs-Lemon-Shake-Ups-m487969.aspx
                                        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/What-size-lemonade-m659614.aspx
                                        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Is-there-anything-better-than-great-fresh-Lemonade-m529942.aspx
                                         
                                         
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                                          chefbuba

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                                          Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 1:33 AM (permalink)
                                          sillydogz


                                          buba, 
                                            I used the search feature about 36 times before I asked this question. Each and every time it came back with no results found. So I asked my question, get over it.

                                          I did stumble upon the thread hours later when I was doing a google search. Is it really a big deal that I asked again? 


                                          brickboo


                                          This site has the worst search engine on the WEB. I've tried searching for three or four topics just a day or so ago. I'll say it again. The search engine doesn't work. One more time, READ MY LIPS." The search engine doesn't work and no-one seems to care. So, you have no choice but to start a new thread.


                                          "BIG BUBBA" and a few of the others on the FORUM here seem to "know everything" so they do not have to use the search engine. Ha ha! So, they do not know that it doesn't work.

                                          I just typed lemonade in the search box. Here is the message I got.
                                          "There is no record to display"


                                          Is it pile on Buba day? You guys so sensitive. I simply stated that there is a thread on lemonade, then you all ****ing pile on me? Why?  What about this statement gets your panties in a bunch?
                                                                      There is a rather long thread on here about lemonade, read it.
                                           
                                           
                                           
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                                            FriedTater

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                                            Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 9:54 AM (permalink)
                                            Buba, just hadn`t been your day. Say buddy, I got your back. I got a idea? How bout you and I take the info from the 4 links you mentioned above and publish a e-book? Sell it on Ebay for $19.95. make lots of money, get out of the business and retire in Jamaca? We`ll lounge on the beaches with drink in hand watching peoples panties! Heres to you my friend!
                                             
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                                              chefbuba

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                                              Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                              Thank's Tater, I'll take that drink!  ......Is it me, or is it them?
                                               
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                                                Tristan225

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                                                Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                                Not bad for a guy who didn't know what bar sugar was in '09. Might be something to this for those who are saying they aren't making any money selling dogs.
                                                kennyb


                                                we sell about 15,000 lemonades/limeades a year. ya, it is worth it. we have 2 trailers and 2 lemonade carts that set out side the trailer. i do have a hot dog cart that gets very little use but when it goes out we do lemonades on it as well.


                                                 
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                                                  CCinNJ

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                                                  Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 10:37 AM (permalink)
                                                  You've come a long way...Baby!
                                                   
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                                                    pnwchef

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                                                    Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 3:20 PM (permalink)
                                                    Hey Chef, I looked at some of the posts you highlighted, most of those people are long gone.........remember that ahole BillyB.............gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz  he was a piece of work......... pnwc
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      chefbuba

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                                                      Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 3:42 PM (permalink)
                                                      I often wonder what happened to him, I guess he got banned for stirring the pot too much.
                                                       
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                                                        brickboo

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                                                        Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 5:46 PM (permalink)
                                                        Big Bubba,
                                                        Man thanks a lot. I'm half way through the links you posted. Great help. Wish you would do things like that more often rather than chewing on us for periods and commas. You could be the hero of the forum. This is a big step in the right direction for you. I praise your effort. 
                                                         
                                                        Maybe I should send you some of my Ativan. Great stuff to help sooth the nerves. You could be one of the most helpful people on the whole world wide web. Really! I'm serious.
                                                        Thanks again,
                                                        Anthony B. Hargis Jr.
                                                         
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                                                          sillydogz

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                                                          Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 10:32 PM (permalink)
                                                          I didn't talk myself out of it. I asked what type of press guys were using and if it slowed their lines down at all. 

                                                          And for someone who's always after people for grammar I found it HILARIOUS you used "allot" in place of a lot. 2 different words. 2 different meanings.

                                                          But really who cares? It's just the internet. I'm thankful for the wealth of knowledge we can find on her. I apologize for thinking you were being cocky with your ",read it"
                                                           
                                                          Can't we all be friends? 
                                                           
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                                                            FriedTater

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                                                            Re:Lemonade Sales Fri, 03/15/13 11:12 PM (permalink)
                                                            http://www.slashfood.com/2005/08/17/press-vs-electric-which-makes-better-orange-juice/
                                                             
                                                            I don`t do pictures! Heres a link to the type of juice press I use. Heavy duty.
                                                            BTW, I purchased mine from www.equippers.com, just looked in their catalog and web-site, looks like its no longer available from them. Its out there, just don`t know who sells this particular brand. Heck, any commercial juicer should work. You asked if it slowed the line down........you can make a lemonade faster than a hot dog I bet. More profit. NEXT.....
                                                            <message edited by FriedTater on Fri, 03/15/13 11:17 PM>
                                                             
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