If I ever make it down Denver way again, I am visiting both youse guys.
I said just trip her and make fun of her…don’t push her in the street. And I am by no means an icon. A hidden jewel perhaps, but an icon no!
Thanks, again Jim. Hey do you all know of you forum readers know about famous Biker Jim? Look at his website! bikerjimsdogs.com Or, do a yahoo search. oh, some lady asked about turkey dogs. I pushed her in the street.-just like you told me to do! Or, was that someone else? Jimmy, you are already a Denver icon.
Congrats on the new spot Eddy. From what I saw you’re going to do great. A couple of hot dog guys with accents bookending the mall here. Your right CSD, you have to beat your way through all the hot dog guys on the 16th street mall with a stick. All of em have jumbo all beefs, all of em have Sabretts, all of em have hot polish. All of em come out of a boiler, and all of em served on a cold bun. Show folks something different there Eddy. Bring something new to the table and people will pull up a chair. I wish you tons of luck pal, and look forward to having something different for lunch once in a while.
I lived in Denver from 92-95. When did they start allowing carts downtown? That 16th street mall was a very busy area.
How many carts are on 16th?
I would keep the menu very simple. I know you normally have a large menu.
From CSD observation there are too many carts on 16th.
I am trying to give people something different. Premium vienna buns, large fresh sausages, and hebrew nationals. I have a ton of toppings and can do a chicago style dog, no one else does that. I also grill my onions and peppers, along with my dogs. I am also one of the few English speaking Americans doing this downtown. I plan on putting up a small American flag.
Eddy, we recently acquired our street peddler’s license in the City of Milwaukee. The rules are similar to Denver. Everything must be attached to the cart. No coolers on the ground and no tables. To deal with this situation, we store our large marine coolers with extra dogs, condiments, and drinks in the van, parked five feet from the cart. I have two bulit-in coolers on my cart. One for drinks, the other for dogs. The condiment table now has wheels attached to the legs and is connected to the cart hitch with a bungee cord, which is perfectly legal. If I need a grill, I’m allowed to attach a marine grill to the push bar on the cart. Our license allows set up on any city sidewalk as long as we don’t block foot traffic, don’t block the entrance to a business, and don’t claim jump on another cart’s location. We can also set up 500 feet from a major event area: the Summerfest grounds, the Bradley Center, the Midwest Airlines Convention Center, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Marcus Center for Performing Arts, the Milwukee Circus grounds, and the Miller Park parking facilities. I was in downtown Denver in the summer of 2006. I saw lot of a hot dog carts. There was one on the median strip at the cross walk of every intersection. The area was over saturated with hot dog carts selling the exact same product. I wish you the best in your new location.
Across from the Brown Palace, next to Republic Plaza. At the 410 building. One block from 16th St Mall
Where are you, Eddy? Downtown Denver is kind of vague to me. 16th Street Mall? Capital Hill Area? DU? Speer? Downing? DCPA? Boettcher? Near the TV stations? I’m just not all that familiar with the center of the city. Give me some landmarks, ok?
Well, here I am with a new permanent location, lol. I will be in the busy downtown Denver area near some huge builings and 1 block from the main downtown strip of shopping and dining. What does anyone know about this type of location? I am limited in terms of space for my equipment, (ie. no seperate grill, no giant coolers, and no table for my condiments, and I have to turn my cart the opposite direction I want to, or my attatched flat grill will be in the customers way). I have a small area for a few toppings, but I offer more. It seems to me that it might be better to add the toppings and condiments myself to get to the next person in line faster, otherwise I have to wait until they are done dressing their dog. Anyone have any ideas on this or anything else pertaining? What has anyone done in sales or number of dogs?
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