How Used Hot Dog Carts Can Earn You Profits and Become A Secure Business Model

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Resources

You don’t need special training to run a hotdog cart business. What you do need is an outgoing personality, stamina and creative business sense. The business is stressful as most malls are open from 10 or 11 a.m. until 10 or 11 p.m. daily, and you’re expected to be present there. Even if you open a small shop on the street or in a park, to build a customer base, you have to show up regularity at your cart. Lot of entrepreneurs has made their dreams of retailing a reality by opening cart businesses.

Before purchasing a used hot dog cart check with your city to see if hot dog stands are permitted. Some communities have health laws that put the kibosh on them. Build an economical model for your hot dog stand in your mind. See towards other vendors to discover how many hot dogs they sell, and see how much food they throw out at the end of each day. Distinguish your variable costs, which increase with each sale and your fixed costs like equipment, permits, electricity and gas, which you have to pay even if you sell nothing. From this compute the number of sales you have to make to break even. Can you do it?

Sign up for a course on food caring, which you’re county likely hosts once a month. You may be expected to show attendance before the health department will green-light your plans. Find a location for installation. Some communities want that you operate in a private location, such as on the premises of a business that allows you to be there. Distinguish a busy street with less food choices or a large business with hungry employees.

Look into the health code requirements. Your used hotdog cart may be needed to have hot and cold water and some number of wash sinks. Submit pictures of your used hotdog stand to health department of your area for approval. Purchase the equipment you need, including the cart, coolers, food handling gear, cooking equipment and other essentials, from a restaurant supply store.

Purchase your supplies. Shop around for the best prices and yummiest product. Check out restaurant supply stores and bulk warehouses. Explore inventory and stock level necessities. Food businesses lose huge amounts of money due to bad arranging and spoilage. Plan your inventory to have a minimal amount available at any time.

The biggest challenge to get over in terms of beginning a hot dog vending business is to secure a vendor’s permit in your local community. If you can’t get one, you can still run a hot dog cart on privately owned property and provide functions such as flea markets, auctions, sporting events and fairs. As a method to bring down startup costs, consider purchasing a used hotdog cart they’re typically half the cost of a new one. Currently, used hot dog vending carts are selling in the range of $2,000 to $4,000 each, depending upon the features.

This is a wonderful business to operate on a full or part time basis, and allowing you can secure a good location or local events to cater to, hot dog vendors can regularly earn $4,000 per month and more.

Chris Robertson has been a successful vending operator for over 9 years. Living in Ontario Canada he provides beverage, snack, food and coffee vending services to various businesses in the GTA.He can be found at He has also written a vending e book which giving precision detail about how to start and operate a vending business.

Also be sure to take a look at Chris’s vending information website to get all the latest details and information about the Hot Dog Vending Business.

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