Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Free Guide to Starting a Hot Dog Stand

Up until recently there has not been much in the way of free information online for entrepreneurs wanting to start a hot dog stand. While this business is not the most complicated there are nevertheless things that you need to know before you are able to start up successfully and run a profitable business.

There is now a free guide to the hot dog stand business that is available on Scribd. At more than 40 pages it is fairly detailed and takes you through many of the aspects associated with setting up and managing a successful cart or chain of stands. Check out the link here.


Some of the guide features more general advice on starting and running a business but most is relevant directly to the hot dog vending industry. There is a table of contents page so you can skip to the pages that you are interested in. I highly recommend that you check it out.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Black Book of Hot Dog Stand Review

I recently had a chance to review a great hot dog stand business startup guide so thought I'd do a quick write up.

The Black Book of Hot Dog Stand by Mat Chaudhry is a guide that explains all aspects of the hot dog business to beginners. It also offers numerous tips, tricks and secrets relating to the industry that Chaudhry has picked up during his many years in the business. In short, this guide tells you what to do and what not to do if you want to have a chain of successful hot dog carts in your city.

I was impressed by Mat's knowledge regarding locating a securing great hot dog cart locations. He also places heavy emphasis on winning short term concessions to operate at fairs, concerts and other events. He sets out a strategy for dealing with event organizers and for making the most of these opportunities.

The guide currently comes with a number of bonuses including a health department plan review and a number of hot dog recipes.

All in all, The Black Book of Hot Dog Stand is well worth it if you are looking to start a hot dog stand or expand your existing business. It is extremely comprehensive and covers everything that you need to know.

It comes with a money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose by giving it a go.

Check it out here >>.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hot Dog Stand Business Forums

One great way to learn about the hot dog business is to interact with others who are in the same situation online. Online forums or bulletin boards give you the chance to chat to other newcomers to the business as well as have a chance to get advice and recommendations from those who are already successful.

Unfortunately, for those in the hot dog cart industry there are not really a lot of sites online to interact with others. Probably the best one is the hot dog vendor’s forum on Roadfood.com.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wall Street Journal Article on Starting a Hot Dog Stand

Sarah E. Needleman recently published an article on starting a hot dog stand of the Wall Street Journal blog. Th article is nearly two years old now and is fairly brief but she sets out some decent information and she interviewed at least one cart manufacturer. Check it out here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hot Dog Book - Startup Guide for the Hot Dog Business

If you have been looking around online for information on how to start a hot dog stand you will have noticed that there are numerous products out there that promise to help you.

One of them is 'Hot Dog Book', found at HotDogBook.com. The course has been put together by an experienced hot dog vendor called Mike Chilton.

I have yet to read this guide but it does look fairly comprehensive and the value is certainly there when you look at what is included.

Might be worth a read.

Other good guides include Hot Dog Cash, Hot Dog Biz 101 and The Black Book of Hot Dog Stand.

Hot Dog Industry Information - National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

When starting out in the hot dog business and doing your market research, it is important to access as many information sources as possible.

Don’t forget to check out the website for the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. It is packed full of industry data and statistics that you are sure to find interesting and useful.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hot Dog Business Training with Hot Dog University

You have probably heard of the Hamburger University’ that has been run by Mc Donald’s for many years. Well, now the hot dog vending industry has its own training program called ‘Hot Dog University’.

Hot Dog U offers a comprehensive training program to students wanting to know how to set up and manage a hot dog stand. The program includes modules on purchasing and setting up a cart, ordering inventory and of course, how to cook delicious hot dogs that will keep locals coming back for more.

This course includes time in the classroom going over theory as well as practical activities. Students actually get some hands on experience as they set up a stand, cook hot dogs and work a busy cart over the lunchtime rush. A tour of the Vienna Beef plant is also included. Class sizes are generally under ten students.

The only downside is that the course is held in Chicago so you may have to travel some distance. It also costs $699, making it much more expensive than some of the other hot dog business training programs that you can buy online.

For Details see the Hot Dog University Site