Well, I now have one month under my belt as a hot dog vendor. The heat has really cranked up here in Birmingham, and I have noticed that the plastic disposable gloves are my nemesis. They are almost impossible to put on when my hands get a bit moist from sweat, or right after washing. The gloves were really slowing me down, but I did not want to ever serve a dog without a fresh pair of gloves for each customer. I want that reputation for running a clean cart operation.
Yesterday, my last customer offered an idea. She mentioned that she saw the folks at Subway putting on several gloves on each hand. After each customer, they take off the outer pair. They come off effortlessly!. When they get down to the last pair, they simply reload with several more pair per hand! So simple. I tried it after she left just to see how the method would work… she gets fee hot dogs next week!
This glove problem was really slowing me down, and had a definite impact on how many people I could serve during my lunch crush. A simple solution like this could seriously affect my bottom line. Try it yourselves and let me know how it works for you!