I wrote a business plan for a hot dog cart about 15 years ago.� It was sort of a plan for something to do in retirement.
As fate would have it, I was laid of from a well paying IT position about a year and a half ago.� I put the business plan into place and purchased a nice used cart a week after the job loss.
The first year was definitely a learning experience and I picked up some IT consulting gigs to make ends meet.
I picked up a hot dog shaped cart, changed the menu around and have done well this year.� I added wild game sausages with artisan mustard's and pulled pork tacos and that's when business started to take off.� This is really hard work, but it's starting to pay off.� In fact, we're booked every weekend in August.� We tried the Lowe's thing and it wasn't really worth the time.� Special events and bookings for private events is where the money is.
Here's a pic of the cart setup at Lowe's for a sale event earlier this year.� We do still work with them, but only for special events.
cool! We have a ton of carts and trucks in our little valley, they just aren't dealing in hot dogs.