Hotdog Cart Location Ideas

Jul 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog, Resources

If you’re considering a business, sooner or later your going to have to decide where to put your cart.  Now, of course, you don’t have to put your cart in the same place all the time but it definitely helps to have a list of places to start your brainstorming.  Well, here’s a list to get you started.

  • Large Lumber / Hardware / Home Renovation Stores (Home Depot, Home Hardware)
  • Large Automotive Chain Stores
  • Large Grocery Stores
  • Big Box Stores (Costco)
  • Large Grocery Stores
  • Strip Malls / Plazas / Shopping Centers
  • Industrial Parks
  • Business Parks
  • Large Factories
  • Office Complexes
  • Large Office Buildings
  • Government Complexes
  • Court Houses
  • Hospitals
  • Call Centers
  • Colleges, Universities, High Schools
  • Military Bases
  • Golf Courses
  • Busy Downtown Streets
  • Parks
  • Beaches
  • Parking Lots
  • Transportation Hubs – Airports, Train and Bus Stations, Marinas, Freeway Off Ramps, Service Stations, Truck Stops, Car Washes
  • Amusement Parks, Zoos
  • Waste Disposal Sites

Special Events and Temporary :

  • Sporting Events – baseball, soccer, hockey, football, bmx races, little league, big league
  • Sales Events / Grand Openings (especially large car lots, furniture and electronics outlets)
  • Large Construction Sites
  • Charity Events
  • School / Church / Club functions
  • Business anniversaries, open houses, golf tournaments, company picnics
  • Boat shows
  • Air Shows and Fly Ins
  • Car Shows
  • Car Rallies
  • Conventions
  • Music Festivals
  • Carnivals
  • County Fairs
  • Antique Shows
  • Farm Shows
  • Craft Shows
  • Cultural Events
  • Theatres
  • Flea Markets, Swap Meets
  • Home Shows
  • Industrial Shows
  • Parades
  • Auctions
  • Estate Sales
  • Fishing Derbies
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Seasonal Areas:
  • Beaches / Piers
  • Marinas
  • Zoos
  • Parks


  • Birthday Parties.
  • Anniversaries.
  • Company banquets, tournaments.
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  1. I am interested in trying out selling hotdogs from a vendor that I will buy; how do you get the permission to set up your cart in front of Home Depot or Lowes, or whoever in order to make sure that you can get in front of their stores and do they charge you rent for the space? Yvonne

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