Thanks Quickdog your right, they don’t need to know what the costs are for just charge a rate. Like the past threads have said people don’t know what goes into running a hot dog cart. I’m learning there are a lot more costs than I ever would have thought. Yes, people might think there just hot dogs, but quality dogs served professionally. The best thing is they don’t have to deal with the mess!!!
I hear ya on people thinking it’s just a dog and a cart. I had a lady call me not too long ago. She said can you come out with just 100 dogs (no condiments or drinks) I told her my minimum was $300 so I can’t go any lower then $250. Her response was “they are just hot dogs” and “so and so said they would do it for $100” That’s when i told her “so and so” must use really small dogs or basic product. She still wasn’t convinced it was worth it.
To tell you the truth, if anyone complains about your price before you get out there, It’s not worth the gig. They will find way more to complain about when your there. It is like any other business out there. It takes a lot of research before you start and a lot of work put into it. Some people are stuck in their own world and can’t see that. lol
Waydeg– We pretty much have the same pricing system. I like how it is working so far. I just have to adjust the numbers when they only want dogs. I actually love the gigs that only require hot dogs. No soda, chips or a ton of Ice to lug around.
Ice is on the sodas and cart is attached to the truck. I am Off to to a huge Bike party event. I hope I sell out! 🙂