…..The street food scene here has been changing alot in the last year or so. Hell in the last 3 months. It seems like every restaurant has jumped on the bandwagon and bought a truck or a trailer or a cart. It is kind of cool. There is some really interesting food to be had outside these days. Serving up rattlesnake brats ain’t so crazy anymore around here. I have had 2 carts for a little more than a year. I was actually making more money with just one, but have now got the whole infrastructure in place to try and grow. Commissary, employees, payroll taxes, all that crap equals less personal money, but the business is worth more. So, now I’ve decided to open a restaurant. Go figure. Many things have fallen in place to make that happen. But it won’t be 100% down, that’s for sure. Opening this thing is either the smartest thing I’ve ever done, or the stupidest. We’ll find out. Not what I figured would happen when I started this thing. I was just really sick of doing what I was doing before and this seemed like a good way out. And yeah, still having way more fun than I should be allowed.
Hey Jim, hope your restaurant is a smashing success!
I looked online for pre-cooked wild game sausages and could not find anything local, most of the sources were out west. (those demographics again!) I guess east coast folks aren’t into the wild game scene. Although I can get wild game at some frou-frou restaurants in nearby New Hope, PA. (I keeed, I keeed)
In any case, the restaurant business is a tough one. I have two uncles that owned restaurants for years. They were successful, but said that it was a lot of work too. One of them starting running vending carts (along with the B&M establishments) and said they were a gold mine without the staggering overhead and management hassles. Both sold off all their operations and are now retired comfortably.