Hmmm, legwork versus money. First off, I am having a blast selling dogs on the street. I just finished up my first year and think I am wired for this kind of work. I was lucky enough to have a friend in the business, that showed me some tips and tricks. Granted I did have to fly to Alaska to go to "Weenie U" for a few days, but that was enough to get me started. I think HiHat is right…location is going to be the most important thing. If you have some spots in mind, check em out. Also there seem to be a lot of knowledgeable people on this forum that love to dish out info and help. What a great resource. There may be someone close to you that wouldn’t mind showing you some ropes. Maybe? I don’t know of too many established hot dog franchise type places in Colorado here. Except the Lowes here. They are all Woody’s franchises. I think they start around $75,000. They do alot more than just hot dogs…but those are the main selling point. Chicago style mostly. They do well, and they can work year round cause they’re inside here, and they have a captive clientele (sort of). But $75,000 is quite a few dogs just to make the original nut. Plus the monthly rent, and the off the top percentage. I’m not sure where you’re at, but ChicagoStyleDogs Hot Dog U, may be a perfect way of getting your feet wet and seeing if you like this stuff. I don’t think I helped here. Me, I like not answering to anyone but myself (and a few hundred customers). I think franchisees do have some hoops to jump through daily. But you know, if the pay is worth it…then it’s worth it.