A couple years ago, a local gas station (Speedway) sold 2 dogs for a buck. Nothing to write home about (they where cooked on a roller grill though), but as I fueled up the company truck, grabbed my slightly overpriced Gatorade, I’d always grab 2 dogs. Reason I stopped there was for the price of lunch. So my money went to the food and drink, boss’s money went to the gas. Their little tactic worked, I stopped and shopped. (Or I could have driven down the road and paid more for a decent dog ($1.39 each at the time), then have to make another stop for fuel (costing me more time).
I feel if someones selling a cheap priced dog, you know what you’re getting. A cheap (but fill your gut) meal. The wallet does the talking, especially in todays economy. And considering the cost of a cart selling a cheap dog, vs. a brick and mortar selling a quality dog, the cart will win, IMHO.. (Price, speed, convenience). Make your extra profit off impulse items such as chips, soda or whatever else you can string up.