Tecumseh Appleumkin 2010

Jan 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

Every Fall Tecumseh MI holds their Applumkin Festival.  It’s sort of an art fair with live some music and plenty of mobile food vendors.  I make sure to attend every year because of the wide variety of vendors that show up.  Also, it’s a great time of year to be out since it’s held in […]

The Forum part of the Hot Dog Forum

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

Well folks, if you hadn’t noticied, I had to pull the plug on the Forum.  I have to declare that the spammers won the war over the Simple Machines forum I was using.  It became too much of a hassle to sort out the legit posts from the spam ones.  I apologize if you had an […]

The Unique WillyDog Cart

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Cart Manufacturers

I’ve actually seen one of these in person.  My town has a Fall arts and crafts fair that has a wide variety of food vendors all up and down the street.  This particular cart was there and appeared to be doing pretty good business.  The great thing about it is that from a distance, you […]

Connecticut Hot Dog Tour

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Featured

Apparently Connecticut has a love for hot dogs that is reflected not only in their unique hot dog stands, but in their willingness to make a documentary about them.  See the trailer for a film about the unique hotdog stands in Connecticut.  I had no idea but I suddently have a desire to travel to […]

Bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors lose customers when they go legit

Jan 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

Interesting article about how a hotdog vendor (Caleb Zigas) saw declining sales when forced to use an enclosed van to cook her bacon wrapped dogs.  When she placed a hot dog cart in front of the van, sales more than tripled!   The fancy trailer became mostly a backdrop. It was the best of both worlds […]

Hot Dogs with Heart

Jan 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Featured

This article is a few weeks old but I think it’s still worth mentioning.  Hot Dogs with Heart is an organization that Gene Hildreth started while working his full time job as a business broker.  If you’re struggling with trying to figure out how to start your business while keeping your day job, you should […]

Wood Fired Oven Trailer

Jan 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog, Featured

Hats off to Angus and Andrew Davidson who filed a patent for a wood fired oven trailer last year.  This things is pretty cool!  I’d love to see some pictures of the real thing but at the moment I’ll settle for the figures that are provided in the patent.   Here’s the link to the patent […]

License and Fees Associated with the Hot Dog Business

Aug 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

When starting a hot dog business there are cost that you will endure just as you would with any business. These are the four main cost associated with the legals aspect of the business. The first thing you should take care of is getting your food handlers permit. You will need this before you will […]

Hot Dog Business

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

I was down at the Ann Arbor Art Fair today and was pretty much able to see the whole thing. That’s saying a lot because this event is HUGE! I bet I walked at least 3 miles in my attempt to see all the wonderful displays of art on sale. Now, I have to admit, […]

Hot Dog Cart Business

Jul 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

If your interested in starting a hot dog cart business you might be interested in my 5 day email course I’m currently working on.  The email series is intented to give you a big picture view of what you need to do and think about in order to start your hot dog cart business the […]