THE WILD DOG
plus you can’t sell in the rain in an open cart. I have a 6 x 10 enclosed trailer and I am beyond satisfied that I chose the enclosed option vs an open cart. If you can go enclosed. You will work more days and longer if not all year round.
THE WILD DOG
enclosed carts may allow you to offer more products. With an open cart in my area, you are limited to certain things like NO CHEESE, NO CHILI, NO SAUSAGE. Again check with your HD to find out what the difference will be. Save yourself a headache and stress and go right for the horse on this one.
You’re allowed to have open carts where I am going. I am hoping a more focused menu of dogs sausage and kielbasa that are high quality will help me overcome my smaller menu. That, customer loyalty cards, and my good looks.
Check with your local Health Department. The reason that everyone as an enclosed cart may be because it is required. In Georgia if you did get a HD permit the cooking area and prep area of the cart must be enclosed. I did see a open hotdog cart in Spangler, PA the last time I visited the in-laws.
Hey RF readers,
I have scouted my location 4 times now and while I am psyched to place my cart in my spot in a couple weeks, I am also a little nervous. I do not have an enclosed cart, but the other carts in my area are enclosed and stand in. I have a stand outside cart only. I was wondering if anyone sets up where other closed units are while using an open cart and if they have problems competing with the closed units?
The closed units I notice have a big variety of food (while rather low quality)
I was planning on focusing specifically on dog, sausage and kielbasa that is very high quality.
So, in an area where closed stand in carts are the norm, has anyone set up with an open unit?
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