Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Yay, gotta love the differing opinions. And no TrentonDog we are in the same business. I don’t sell BBQ, I sell hot dogs and I work off of a hot dog cart just like you. Not a high priced concession trailer (yet) An average sale is anywhere from $6-$10. For me taking cards is an investment. We sell great products, but we try to provide more than the other guy. We also try to make it as easy as we can for people to buy our dogs. Credit card sales account for about 25% of what we do. Would these people pay cash if I didn’t take cards? Probably, no one else around here selling reindeer dogs. But if we make it easier to buy, am I going to sell more? I’ve gotta say yes. And thanks Billy, hope to see you soon, but remember we do “bone” those snakes before we sell em.
I think you’re stretching it a little. We are not in the same business. I don’t sell reindeer dogs, elk dogs, rattlesnake dogs, etc. (my local HD would have a stroke) I don’t have a cream cheese gun, but I do have a cheese pump, does that count? 😀
I sell Sabrett’s in a parking lot, you sell designer sausages on a city street with a lot of foot traffic. Maybe accepting plastic will get you a few impulse buys on the street, but IMHO, you are just paying for your customers convenience. If your cc machine craps out, I doubt you’d lose any sales. I have never had anyone ask if I accepted plastic. It’s just a given that a street cart is going to be a cash transaction, at least it should be. 🙂
Credit cards work for some, but not for others – that’s something we can all agree on!
I think your both in the same business, hes just more creative and successful, thats what gives him the idea of offering more services and great customer service……………….That may sound stupid to some people, it looks like it works for him, go figure……………………..
ROFLMAO @ BillyBoi
I think your both in the same business,……..
Billy – Like I said before, I sell Sabretts in Trenton NJ, he sells wild boar sausages and snake rib (boneless, lol) tube steaks in elitist hipster Denver CO. I’d be laughed out of town if I tried selling that frou-frou food on a street cart. Glad it works for him though. It’s all about earning an honest buck.
……hes just more creative and successful,…..
Bwaaaahahahahaaaaahahahahaaaa! More creative? You spin this as if I have no creativity, when this is further from the truth. I’d love to be creative with my menu, but theres them folks that call themselves the “health department” which severely limits what I can and cannot serve on my cart. You’re familiar with them, aren’t you?
And as far as successful goes, I consider myself very successful. This un-creative hot dog cart has exceeded my expectations in income and effort. (as in not too much effort) Sorry that it apparently didn’t do the same for you, but then again, you pay more in taxes than I make. (like I said, everyone is a millionaire on the intarwebs……..)
…….thats what gives him the idea of offering more services and great customer service……………….
Once again, trying to cut down a forum member that doesn’t agree with you 100000% by saying he/she doesn’t have great customer service. You still gonna harangue lorna about telling people not to cook in ziplock bags because you think it is safe, even after a link from the manufacturer was posted instructing people NOT to do this? You are a little,,26,601512.001001002001001001001002002001001001001001001001001001001001002001001002001,25,96366,126.96.36.199
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