A Critique of My Course/Book; "hot dogs saved my life"

After someone purchases the course; “hot dogs saved my life from http://www.BensCarts.com, they are sent a letter days later about sharing their thoughts on the course.  I do this not to feed my unquenchable ego, but to improve on my teaching skills. I often receive a kind note, praising the content but I have also … Continue reading

Welcome All Hot Dog Vendors

This is the first blog of many to come.  If you are a hot dog vendor or are just starting to think about it, this is a great place to come for guidance, tips, information, stories and many, many links that you may find of value. Please feel free to comment or offer suggestions.

Mind your QR – Quick Response Code

Sounds weird, why is this on a blog about hot dog vending?   QR has become more and more popular.  Ever since some smarty pants over at a subsidiary of Toyota invented the code – the more popular it has become. What is it?  It’s this!  Looks like a puzzle huh?  Well it’s actually code … Continue reading

L-5 by Eccotemp and Chip Clips, lowest prices anywhere.

The drawback to pressurized water systems is that they push water so fast through the hot water line that you run out of hot water very quickly.  (in detail) With the addition of the L-5 hot water heater, you will only run out of hot water when you run out of water. These units can … Continue reading

New Place For Vendor Conversations!

NAHDV (National Association of Hot Dog Vendors) has created a private page on Facebook. Why you say?  So vendors can connect, get advice, share advice and help each other out.  It is awesome!   Even better:  It’s private, which means anything you talk about there – stays there.  No one else can read your comments … Continue reading

Hot Dog Cart – Buyer Beware!

Today I received a phone call from a gentleman that purchased a cart from a manufacturer online.  He states that he read carefully through their website and even gotten it pre-approved. After receiving the cart he had the health inspector come inspect.  IT FAILED!!! WHY?  The website states ( and I have reviewed) that the … Continue reading

I interview a legend.

2 years ago I interviewed Mustards Last Stand owner.  Well ok, it wasn’t his last stand, he has 3 or 4 now.  It has some good info and may inspire you.   If you have any questions, please let me know.  http://www.benscarts.com/contact

Understanding Steam Pans, Sizes and Setup

CHAPTER 17 Pan set upExcerpt from Ben’s Course Book:  “hot dogs saved my life” Are you confused? When I first started in the business, I was very confused on the pans, the types, the sizes, etc. It really sounded overwhelming. I am going to give you the hillbilly class on pans, and it will all … Continue reading

Commissaries and Why You Need One

In short:  A commissary is a commercially licensed kitchen like a restaurant kitchen or other that is approved by the State Health Department to store, prepare and cook food for the public. What makes it a commissary is if the owner or manager of the kitchen allows others to use the kitchen. Most states require … Continue reading

First day out… letter

This letter was sent today from Cory!  Great looking set up!Hey Ben, Just wanted to send the attached picture along to you. My first job! I purchased the Cash Cow and man is it awesome! I love it! I set up over this past weekend and everything went smoothly. The cart did great and it … Continue reading