You can get “gigs” before you even start. The wonderful thing about a hot dog cart is that it's not just a hot dog cart. It's a mobile self contained commercial kitchen. This allows you to rent it out when you're not using it like hundreds of vendors do. Got a family reunion at the state park? Rent a hot dog cart and make whatever you want.
Hot dog carts are incredible money makers. It's why we called them THE MONEY MAKING MACHINES
To get gigs before you start is simple. Advertise (for free) on social media and Craigslist. For example…you place a picture of the cart you plan on getting. Have a friend or anyone you know post in a local Facebook group for your town:
Look what my brother in law just ordered. It's a mobile kitchen that he's gonna rent out.
Have that posted with a picture to a local area Facebook group without ‘advertising' for rent and watch the comments. People will start commenting… “how much?” “can I rent it?”
One future vendor sent out a post similar and then tagged some real estate companies who did overnight rentals. Bam! Immediate requests.
What If I Don't Like It?
You mean, what if you don't like short hours and big pay? No problem. Carts don't depreciate like cars do. Don't believe me? Search online, EBAY, Craigslist and just take a look. See how much carts are going for.
Things You'll Need
License / permit
Food safety course in some states
Utensils for serving
Paper goods for customers