Unless the Sabrett is bigger in size, I would buy a couple of the cheaper ones. Just my opinion.
I’ve narrowed it down to this.
$2.00 for a Sabrett
$1.50 for an all beef reg no name dog
Which do you think?
This is only for the Home Depot spot.
My 6 3/4 inch Kent all-Beef Hot Dogs cost .54 each in bulk. I charge $2.25 with free sauteed onions (free condiments, obviously). Chili and Cheese are .35 extra apiece. the previously posted prices seem awfully low, unless ya’ll are paying alot less for ‘dogs. My dogs are 4-1 size. I’ve got a SnoBiz sno-cone stand at Home Depot here in Bossier City, La. We sell ‘dogs, too.
Commercial dogs are usually sized by number of dogs per pound:
A 4/lb.(4 per pound) = a 4 oz. (1/4 lb.) dog
A 6/lb. (6 per pound) = a 2.67 oz. (1/6 lb.) dog
A 10/lb. (10 per pound) = a 1.6 oz. (1/10 lb.) dog
…..and so on.
If you buy a supermarket dog that is 8 dogs to a 12 oz. package, this would be about an 11/lb as each would be a 1.5 oz. dog
At the Home Depot up here, he charges $2.50 for a plain and 50 cents for chili and 50 cents for cheese. Its a hebrew national and its a pretty good size. Unfortunately, I don’t know the insider term for the size. 1/4 pounder maybe. its a good size dog.
Prices are location dependant. Parades and special events, the price goes up. At my location the competition is 2 miles away. I sell $2.00 dogs, $3.00 chili dogs, $4.00 burgers and the chilo cheese burger comes in at a whopping $5.00. Nobody grumbles. Families on a budget get dogs. Some people automatically get the most expensive thing on the menu.
At HD you have a captive audience, and those guys are paying for convenience. They can knock out lunch and a materials run at the same time, they are back on the job and billing pronto. Sure, serve a quality product, they’ll appreciate it and you’ll get tons of repeat.
Theres a fella in Beekman NY who does 1/2# hot dog wedge for $5.00
I live in Sunny, sometimes very HOT Bradenton, Florida which is about 45 minutes south of Tampa Bay..
Our area is kind of pricy, Sarasota, just south of us is REALLY Pricy..A shack here goes for 250,000..New homes are all in the 400K-700K range..[:I]
I sell 1/4 pound dogs for $3.75 in Denver. I work on a large walking mall and am surrounded by 1-2 dollar dogs, but decided to carve out a niche with some exotic type sausages. Seems to be working. I do get a few walk aways, but am developing some loyal customers. I know a guy that owns about 18 of the Home Depot carts here, he gets $3.00+ for his Johnsonville brats. I believe they are 1/4 pounders as well. You do kind of have a captive audience there, $2.00 sounds cheap.
Im on the corner of S Main St. and West Mcbee.
Right next to Carolina First.
Im opening up my second cart in simpsonville.
I converted my garage into a commissary. It wasnt easy and they had check me 2 times before they issued my permit but it went through.
I went to a local plastic company for my enclosure. I brought my cart there and we kind of customized it. Only a $180. Which wasnt bad considering most of the cart companies wanted about $400 for the sneeze gaurds.
Are you guys in SC having to use carts that have food enclosures? The health department seems to be pretty strict on that. Did you develop a commissary type relationship with an existing restaurant? I am having to outfit a building that will comply with their rules.
I have a cart in downtown Greenville,SC and Charge $1.50 and 50cents xtra for chili or slaw and havent had any problems.
But I was thinking just a flat $2 for a dog no matter what topping.
Where do you live genewj?
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