HEY FOLKS: see my update that I posted on 4/8 for the latest.....
I did a search on this and I'm postitive there must be other threads on this subject but I can't find them.
There is an oil refinery locally that has about 370 employees and starting next Monday I will be on site providing lunch for anyone that wants it. This is not a pre-paid catered deal but employees will pay for lunch themselves. I have some thoughts and questions about this situation....here's what I know:
The refinery is pretty secluded. There is not a restaurant or burger joint nearby unless they drive quite a ways into town. There is no cafeteria for the employees. They had a hot dog lady several years ago and I heard stories that she did very well but I also think that she serviced an additional refinery closeby that has about 3 times the amount of people that this one does. If it's the same lady I'm thinking about, she did so well she opened up a brick and mortar shop in town and left the mobile world. At any rate, my point is that employees are used to having a hot dogger or mobile food so I think the response might be pretty good. I also know that the serving window is pretty small as most employees have only from 12 noon - 1pm.
I really have no idea what to prepare for...I've already planned on having most condiments on a side table for the employees to put on themselves. I will still put on the chili, cream cheese, grilled onions, shredded cheese and maybe a few other things but I'll let them do the sauces. (ketchup, mustard, etc) I'm praying the 10% rule will not come into play here....but I don't want to cook 100 dogs and end up throwing a crapload away but I know that's the cost of doing business until I know how this is going to play out.
At any rate, if anyone has done much of this type of hot dog work, any pointers would be appreciated. I do think this situation is somewhat unique since the secluded area is giving me a captured audience somewhat. I also know that the HR person that I'm working with is getting the word out there in a major way by using posters, email, etc....she's even letting contracters know about the new dogger in town.
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