You would think so...Good example. When I read the guide to Florida's MFVC's ( Mobile vending) or something like that...it says that it has to have a 3 bay sink. Yet, a few hot dog vendors that I know here in Tampa says thats not true. They say all you need is one sink. It mixes the requirements with a mobile vending food truck...cart...whatever with that of a hot dog cart.
They require a Commissary...but they dont tell, list or know of any commissaries in Tampa.
Do I have to take a food prep class to operate a hot dog truck? It really does not spell that out. Ambiguous...
As far as the water and wastewater, thats pretty clear. The plan review ...clear, the type of foods to be sold...clear.
Heres one...the manual says that condiments have to of the pre-packeged type, such as pre made relish...self serve. But yet I see tons of hot dog persons heating up homemade red onions and saurkraut on their cart.
I mean...don't get me wrong..I am a seasoned business person. I know every business has its leeway with govermental laws and guidelines...but I really want to get this right the first time. The fees are pretty high considering "its just a hog dog cart". I mean $600 to just open up...plus subsequent insurance ...pretty steep considering there are a whole lot of businesses out there with similar or higher risk to the public which you can open for a $40 business license and no plan review...and no inspection...and no non refundable "application fee".
Lastly...I will be using this cart for use on various Boy Scout functions, such as car washes, parades..etc.. There is a section in the FAQ's of temporary events that says specifically that organizations "like the Boy scouts and Veterans Associations"
are exempt from temporary permits and are not regulated by these Florida State guidelines. YET...I showed this FAQ to a hot dog cart guy...and he said that doesn't mean anything. Theyll still require a permit. Finally, I called the office in Tallahassee asked for clarification regarding all these items...and they said refer to the online rules and statutes...LOL
This is why I was going to use Inspector Chuck.
Again, If I am reading to much into this...or you know a specific person that I can call...I'll take the help.
Troop 246, Camp Brorein
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