Dressing dogs is something I’d never do again. We dressed them the first day we opened at the outlet mall. Dressing dogs take valuable time, paricularly when lots of people are in line. The first day we dressed dogs was the last day we dressed dogs. That day we dressed and sold 250 dogs or 50 per hour. Our lines were between 20 & 30 people from 11am-4:00pm. You never want customers to wait in line for a hot dog for more than a few minutes, especially customers under the influence. The idea of a cart is quick service. Eat it and beat it. If you’re in a busy area, where you can work the fast track, I’d allow customers to dress their own. This gives them the opportunity to use as much or as little condiments as they wish. There’s nothing worse than dressing a great do with an excess or not enough condiments. I serve a great dog and let my customers take it to the next level by dressing it themselves. Doing this, you’ll never get a single complaint about your food. As for the bar site, I’d work Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00pm to after closing hours and all major holidays.
Best of luck to you and your on your new adventure,