Time for Plan B - New Pushcart Questions
Been lurking for awhile now and have finally decided to jump in with my first post! Hopefully, I am posting in correct place.
Okay. So we are just getting our "ducks in a row" with our new "venture". We secured our name and are currently in the middle of getting licensing/permits/commissary <---headache, etc.
Here are the issues I am hoping to get some insight on: Being born and raised in the Jersey/NYC area, I was REALLY wanting to introduce Sabrett's to the midwest however, the person that Sabrett put me in contact with out of Florida - pretty plainly said he couldn't help me (Let's leave it at that). <---Dream Crusher.
So now I am left to decide on a more accessible dog. In this area, Nathan's are the most readily supplied at Sam's and Restaurant Depot - even Wal-Mart. Are they good? Absolutely but not what I wanted. I was really hoping for the SNAP
of the Sabrett at the very least and don't think the natural casing ones are accessible without ordering direct. QUESTION:
Having said that, which Nathan's does everyone here recommend for best quality and holding time (I will be simmering and then possibly moving to steam pan to hold) Note: Cart is equipped with a propane grill. Next Question: Buns. Who was have thought THIS would be so complicated :) Best method? Thinking of steamed but research shows this is kind of "tricky". ANY thoughts appreciated. I do know out of the bag is NOT acceptable. Also, any brand recommendations? Or any to stay clear of?
And finally: Our Health Dept (Kansas City) is supposedly one of the more strict ones as far as what can and can't be served. So far it READS as though they want EVERYTHING in either individual packets or those big dispensers. <---Again, Not what I was envisioning.
NOTE: We are calling the inspector again this week for more VERBAL clarification and interpretation of the rules.
My concern is Chili - from what I've read, a loophole is to serve vegetarian and the chopped onions.
I'm hoping they allow these two items....if not, I feel like we would be handing a customer a hot dog in a bun and saying "Here, Serve Yourself" :) <---Just feels wrong. (maybe it's not).
Trying to nail down our menu and without these answers, I am at a frustrating stand still!
Sorry so long winded but again, this is my first post....I will try to be less "wordy" next time around! LOL
Looking forward to any and all responses if any of you made it THIS far in my post and many more future interactions as we begin our journey!!!
dfed913 "Getcha' Dogs, LLC"