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domromer

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Sneeze guard over entire cart? Wed, 06/29/11 9:48 AM (permalink)
I'm in the process of setting up a cart in charleston sc and I'm in the process of getting a cart approved. Today I was told that the sneeze guard needs to cover the entire surface not just the steam trays. The cart I'm thinking of purchasing has a steam tray that covers all the steam pans( the cart is the ventura) has anyone else had to cover the entire cart with a sneeze guard? I've seen hot dog vendors in a few different cities and I've never seen a fully enclosed cart. 
 
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    Gene's Dogs

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    • Location: Jacksonville, FL
    Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Wed, 06/29/11 4:40 PM (permalink)
    Hi domromer, welcome. 
     
    I looked at something like that when I was buying my cart.  It was a large plexiglass box you step into that covers all sides and top.  It looked very awkward and hot.  It would be good for serving in the wind.  It sounds excessive to me.  You couldn't even talk to your guests.  Most can get away with an umbrella or canopy.
     
    Good luck.
     
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      Chicnscoop

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      • Location: Andover, CT
      Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Wed, 06/29/11 5:21 PM (permalink)
      Sounds excessive to me - its not like your customers are self serving are they?
       
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        domromer

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        Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Thu, 06/30/11 7:50 AM (permalink)
        Gene's Dogs


        Hi domromer, welcome. 

        I looked at something like that when I was buying my cart.  It was a large plexiglass box you step into that covers all sides and top.  It looked very awkward and hot.  It would be good for serving in the wind.  It sounds excessive to me.  You couldn't even talk to your guests.  Most can get away with an umbrella or canopy.

        Good luck.

         
        This one you wouldn't step into but you'd reach into it from a hinged door on the front. Think of a regular sneeze guard over the steamer pans then extend that all the way back to the display case...it sounds like a real pain to me. I'm going to go down to the city today and talk to someone. It sounds like someone is going overboard with their intripritation of how the restaurant laws apply to a cart. 
         
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          ReedC

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          • Location: St. Petersburg, FL
          Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Fri, 07/1/11 9:45 AM (permalink)
          Here is a picture of a Ventura with the style of fully enclosed sneeze guard you are talking about.  Feel free to contact me at reed@dreammakerhotdogcarts.com if you are interested in having one built.
           

           
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            domromer

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            Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Fri, 07/1/11 6:40 PM (permalink)
            Thanks for that link Reed. It looks good. 
             
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              BackAlleyBurger

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              Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Sat, 07/2/11 12:39 AM (permalink)
              not trying to be an ass......
              but what i see is a mini sauna once you start steaming dogs....
               
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                lornaschinske

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                Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Sat, 07/2/11 9:00 AM (permalink)
                Seems it would be better to simply enclose the whole cart.  And easier to work in.
                 
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                  domromer

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                  Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Sat, 07/2/11 9:02 AM (permalink)
                  lornaschinske


                  Seems it would be better to simply enclose the whole cart.  And easier to work in.

                   
                  how would i enclose the entire cart?
                   
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                    BackAlleyBurger

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                    Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Sun, 07/3/11 5:38 AM (permalink)
                    buy a 5x8 enclosed trailer, put a serving window in it, and push your cart up inside of it, and get rid of the mini sauna, lol
                     
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                      ReedC

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                      Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Wed, 07/6/11 1:30 PM (permalink)
                      The price difference between purchasing a hot dog cart with a fully enclosed sneeze guard to meet HD requirements and purchasing an enclosed trailer is VAST.  Especially when you consider that if a HD's requirements are stringent enough to require such an enclosure, you can bet that there will be quite a few costly requirements for an enclosed unit (fire suppression, custom plumbing, tanks, etc).  
                       
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                        lornaschinske

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                        • Location: Roswell, NM until we leave for another place
                        Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Wed, 07/6/11 7:05 PM (permalink)
                        domromer
                        how would i enclose the entire cart?

                        We  started out with this (home built cart)

                        Roofed it over in NM


                         and ended up with this which is classified as a mobile kitchen.... Thanks Texas!

                         
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                          BpCBlake

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                          • Location: Las Vegas, NV
                          Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Sun, 12/2/12 7:28 PM (permalink)
                          thats because he builds his custom.
                          this way you can get it for any size cart.
                           
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                            djdawg

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                            • Location: Seattle, WA
                            Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Sun, 12/2/12 10:29 PM (permalink)
                            OMG you have to be kidding me....I'll think twice before complaining about my local health dept!  Ha ha!
                             
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                              ReedC

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                              Re:Sneeze guard over entire cart? Mon, 12/3/12 8:45 AM (permalink)
                              Absolutely.  Please email reed@dreammakerhotdogcarts.com.  We will be happy to provide you with a quote.
                               
                              missdiane


                              Do you guys sell equipment.....like that double hot dog steamer inside the Columbia.  Ben's Carts has a list of items from his Carts but he don't have the double steamer


                               
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