In a previous post I wrote about people in America who risked their retirement or savings and bought a hot dog-cart. One thing they all had in common besides the obvious was no plan. They all did not go into business and plan to fail, they just failed to plan. So I thought I would create a series of posts about starting and running a hot dog business.
The most important point is to plan ahead. Ask questions like will the cart I am looking to buy pass local or county health department codes? Most local or city governments do not communicate with the health dept. So what may be ok in your city might not pass with the health dept.
Most of what I see on the internet is “Buy this cart and in a few days you too can be your own boss making money by selling hot dogs!” It simply does not work that way. Case and point: read this post about someone selling hot dog carts on eBay and not delivering.
caveat emptor about anyone claiming to help you make it big in the hot dog-cart business. I have spent the last 6 years building my business up to where even in December and January we are busy. It didn’t happen overnight and I didn’t get it from reading some internet “Hot Dog Book”.
New this year We have teamed up with trappersherwood.com and will be doing a series of interviews with successful hot dog-cart owners so that you can get some awesome info for free. In fact if you have a question you would like to ask contact me and I will make sure we put it in the interview.