Doing my first event Saturday. The person running the show can’t give me a head count for how many people are going to be there. I know 20 volunteers and 25 craft vendors, I’ll be the only food vendor.
The only foods i’m bringing that will go bed if not used are the hot dogs and pretzels. I’m going to do 50 pretzels and 100 hot dogs, with soda, water, nachos and honey buns. According to my numbers, if we sell only 45 hot dogs, we will break even at the event. If we sell all 100 hot dogs and need to get more then I will call it a successful first event.
I just wish I knew how many people were going to show up from 8-4. Also, how do you hot dog vendors do events that open at 8am? I can’t serve breakfast on a cart. I was thinking to have pretzels and danish’s and things of that nature available until 10 or so when people want hot dogs and nachos. Any suggestions?
I’m planning on adding Tacos soon to my cart. Still toying with the idea of making them ahead and putting them in a steam pan to warm up.
Try not to give us to many details on your success……….I bet your happy you have this one under your belt………….Bill
We often have folks that want dogs for breakfast. I do a breakfast on our cart (cook eggs in a heavy steam pan liner bag in boiling water, add pepper gravy and shredded cheese. Toss some shredded brats in with the cooked eggs and spoon onto a slightly warmed flour tortilla, wrap in foil.. hold in a steam pan). I only do this for very early things.. like the auctions (I sell them until 11) and we have a ham radio event at the end of the month that I will need to do breakfast at. It’s surprising what we can do on our cart once we stop thinking that we can’t.
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