Hot Dog Vendors

Fast Food with Style

The latest craze is a throwback to easier times.  Who hasn't enjoyed a hot dog from a city vendor or chased after an icecream truck.  Today's vendors have hit towns and subpurbs and the options are endless.  My favorite is still a hot dog with mustard and a coke, but I'm coming along.  Here are some examples others have thought of, I'm want a truck to come and feed my family each night...and wash the windows:

  • Burgers - Sure, but there a lots of McDonalds and Burger Kings, etc. But there might not be a really GOOD barbecued hamburger place in town, that has your flair for presentation (and can afford to offer an exceptional value due to your lower overhead).
  • Pizza - Sure, there are always lots of pizza places around, including the big chains. But what about a by-the-slice operation running out of a van, truck, or trailer at a busy intersection, or at area street fairs and festivals?
  • Coffee - There's a Starbucks on every corner, and they expanded so much in the past 10 years that they ran out of places to put 'em, and had to start opening stores in the restrooms of other Starbucks stores (a joke...sorry.). (More recently however, they've announced they'll close over 600 stores in the U.S...most of them near other Starbucks stores!) But a coffee cart or stand along a busy road or highway can still make lots of money
  • Cupcakes -To bring a little glee to various spots around the city? Face it, cynics, cupcakes do that. Of course, some of the daintiness will be lost coming from a two ton truck.
  • Soba Noodles - This one seems perfect for a food truck; fast, inexpensive, tasty. The Japanese buckwheat noodles could also be sold hot in the winter and cold in the summer. And how about Ramen noodles? On a related note, do you think we could get food trucks licensed to serve sake?