Re:Opening night tonight! Any advice?
Thanks for all the comments...I did drop the price to 2.00 and I sold about the same so I decided it doesn't make a difference and moved it back up. The crowd is drunk college kids and I don't think they realize the price difference at all. No matter what the price is there is always that guy who acts like it's way over priced. Whatever.
Tonight will be my first night working the cart alone. I know that I'll have to slow things down. I'll have to figure out how to take the money then get the dogs wrapped up without touching it. There's only one way to elarn though, gotta jump right in. I'll let you know how it goes.
THe increased signage helped and even though I moved the price of water and soda down they're still not buying. Wrong crowd. They only want the food. I will still offer the soda and water, I just don't pack as much now.
Overall, everything is going well. I've had a few crazies threaten me or try to start fights. It's just what drunk college kids do. Last week there were 3 huge brawls, complete with 10 police cars, fights in the middle of the street, bouncers chasing drunks out of bars, kids passed out on the sidewalks drunk, it is NUTS!!! But I just continue to sell dogs. Two weeks ago as the cops were throwing the cuffs on some people who were fighting a random guy comes running over to my cart yelling Lets kick the hot dog guys ass! I say to him what is your problem? He starts yelling about how I tear gassed him last week and this and that, government agent blah blah blah I called a cop over, he fought them and was arrested. Interesting stuff and not for the faint of heart, it's a tough crowd! During the day I work in law enforcement so I have a couple tricks (legal) up my sleeve in case the **** hits the fan. I decided that I don't want my gf there with me anymore, though. not with that crowd. If anything happened to her I would flip. But it's fun, we'll see how tonight goes!