Thanks Jim, for your reply.
My current business is open 44 hours per week. I spend anywhere from 20 to 40+ hour there myself, and have a small staff who operates it when I’m not there. But they all work on commission, so it’s a situation where the more work I’m there to handle personally, the more I take home. This situation is not likely to change in the foreseeable future.
My idea is not for a simple hot dog cart, but a permanent(or semi-permanent), theme-based, drive-up hot dog restaurant/stand (explained in more detail in a previous thread) with space for limited outdoor dining. For me, the concept, design and start up is the fun. As fun as it might also be to actually work it (as a stress-relieving change of pace if nothing more), the fact is unless it can earn me a literal $100 per hour, time spent there would be money lost.
I would HAVE to hire someone to run it, or it just won’t work.