Well, if your from Chicago, why not bring a taste of Chicago to your region? ChicagoStyleDog might help ya with this one (suppliers, methods, etc)… If you want more regional, then go to the NJ and NY places and ask what brand of dog they use. Sample them all out and see which tastes good in your opinion. You’ll make a better salesman if you enjoy and support your product! IMHO, if you dont have a dedication to your product line, your not going to make it… Another person you might want to contact is JohnFox on these forums… He does some awesome reviews on the hot dog in itself… Scroll thru the Hot Dogs, Sausages & Bratwursts forums and you’ll get a wealth of information!