RE: Hot Dog Vendor Cart Information
Can't imagine why you would want to use a franchise. If you have the spirit to get out on your own and run your own biz, owning a franchise will only end up limiting what you can and cannot do. You are married to their product and have very little, or no, creative input of your own. Further, you have to continue to pay them money for the use of their name. If it were me (and obviously, it is not) I would spend some time setting up my own menu, toppings, etc. and then get'er going. Just my two cents.
Secondly, I have a Top Dog cart and couldn't be happier with it. I did my research and found that the design and set up are awesome. The meet or exceed all NSF standards and come complete with the 6 ft long logo across the front.
Vic the Chili Man