If you buy a cart you want to find one that has been lic no later than 2 years. You really want one that has been registered in the last 12 months if it has..it can save you couple hundred dollars and lots of paper work.
In florida if the cart has been lic in the last 12 months..you only have 2 pieces of paper to process, you save 150 in diagram review, AND no cart inspection by the health department. So this can save you LOTS of hassle..and to weed out the phony’s, mandate they show you proof of inspection sticker and state lic…they have to be on the cart for all the public to see and of course as second set for the inspectors that will stop by unannounced.
Carts are a dime a dozen right now…which should warn you if you are not willing to work 10 hrs a day to make a good living..then you should move on…anyone who tells you, you don’t have to work that amount of hours a day is full sh it. It’s a FULL TIME JOB…the rewards are if you don’t sell low quality products you will in a few months make a living…and for some people that’s 36,000 to other’s 45,000 maybe 60,000. 100,000 grand.. LMAO… to make that you got to be connected and then your still not going to see that profit.. Big Tony will. Was a classic Simpson on vendors and cookies bakers and Big Tony backed Marge and the Asian Mob the PTA mom’s cookies. And it can be that bad LOL
You can get a tow able cart for 1,799 ..I think it’s ben’s cart…just google it it will pull up. So for your best result if you go with a cart you can get brand new or semi new for under 2 grand and it will do you just fine. Remember you can not sell anything other than hot dogs and some sausages they have to be precooked. If you get caught doing anything else your toast with the health inspector. Even chili is regulated as it is in Fla. You CAN NOT! Make anything at home. So no HOME MADE CHILI… you could be fine 300 dollars or more and do that more than once you can lose your cart and your spot, and lose your lic by the state..
IF you want to make homemade stuff then you need to find a kitchen that is lic by the florida. Some churches do that..but be warn. You don’t do your cooking right and you make someone sick…god help you.
You have to understand the dream weaver we all get in being our own boss and thinking we can be better than anyone else by using mom’s or grandmas home made chili..could cost you.
Keep it simple: KISS
Well that’s it I have given you about 3 thousand dollars worth of info on what you can and not do to make your life much simpler..so if your willing to work at least 6 days a week and a good 10 hours both selling and cleaning…then you could in six or so months be making a decent living. And then the world is yours.
Keep us informed of your adventure.