OK folks, the next step in my growth is starting to come together, and once again I need advice from those older and wiser than I.
The cart is already throwing off a nice piece of business from the late night bar scene. That is going to go nowhere but up as the college students settle in for the next 7-8 months.
A week from tomorrow I start a limited run on the local town square, during lunch, Monday-Friday. We don’t have ANY other street vendors on the town square. We don’t have any local statutes that allow for street vendors, but I will be operating on the property of the bar that I set up at night.
I am not actually too concerned about my lunch experiment. I plan on pressing the flesh a whole bunch this week and handing out lots of flyers and coupons and I’ll see how it goes. If it goes well I’ll stay through November. If not, I’ll just make a buck off the bar crowd.
My big question pops up as I get into the winter time. I can’t help but be the consummate sales man. I feel like I need to keep the cart catching money. I have racked my pea-brain as to where there are people to sell in the winter. I can’t help but come to the conclusion that almost every human being is drawn to the mall. I can sell some hot dogs in the mall, for sure!
Well, I took a shot in the dark and made some calls. I have somehow managed to get myself in the position where it looks like I have a slot at the mall with my NY style hot dog cart. We have yet to cross i’s and dot t’s, but this is a work in ‘almost done’ progress.
The question that pops up in my mind is simple… how?
Why could I not use my cart and all the equipment in it but not use the propane and heat the water with sternos or some kind of electric gizmo?
I have searched EVERYWHERE about this, and I remember seeing HD carts inside the mall as a kid in New Jersey.
Why can’t I use my cart to sell dogs inside the mall? Please help me troubleshot this adventure.