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

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

Just the Beginning of a SUCCESS STORY!

Hi there Ben. Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Thanks for the letter.   In the 30 days since receiving my cart, I have still not sold a hotdog yet. That does not mean I have been sitting on my hands, as there is much to do.   There are some time … Continue reading

National Association of Hot Dog Vendors

After much anticipation the NAHDV (www.nahdv.org) is almost ready to go live.  In the last few days the total number of people signing up has surpassed 1300 and counting.  Although paid membership is not available yet, they welcome all. “It will be a one stop shop for everything vending” — Randy Drumb  Features include: extensive … Continue reading

Take credit cards EZ! This has won several innovative idea awards.

This is incredible. Very easy to set up, no equipment to buy. What a deal! Have you ever needed to accept payment from someone on the go. This will do the trick, no fancy account setups. It’s PayPal for nice people. Just kidding, but really, I don’t like PayPal. Let me know if you try … Continue reading

Live Training or Brand New Video Training!

Yes, I am excited also. Sabrina Rife with Dogs for Dollars (one of my customers) has just announced her brand new website featuring: Live Training Video Training Live one on one mentoring First I have to tell you a little about Sabrina. She purchased a cart and faced some major challenges. Her city was strict … Continue reading

Off to a great start, new dogger braving the cold.

Ben, Just to let you know I officially started my Dog busine ss on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. November 26th 2010. The weather is cold but the dogs are hot. (The hot/cold flexible gel paks not only work good cold for the condiments but also when placed on a steam pan lid for … Continue reading