Getting your hot dog cart organized for a big sales day is the key to good profits. If you are not organized, your customers will have an unpleasant experience, with longer waiting in line and more. Running an efficient operation means happier, more satisfied customers, repeat business; hence, more profits.
Write down a list of extra supplies you will need to ensure the success of your hot dog cart sale day. You will need extra buns and hot dogs, plus additional paper products and condiments.
Review your inventory. Look at your list from step one. Mark off any items that you have in great supply.
Shop for the items left on your list from step two. Make certain to do this at least two days before the sale.
Write down a list of items to pack on the hot dog cart and van the night before. Then, pack up all the items mark them off your list.
Write down a list of items to pack in the van or car and the hot dog cart the morning of the event.
Ask or hire a friend or family member to help you run your cart the day of the event. One person can add condiments and take the money. The other can restock the cart and place the dogs on the buns. Three people work best but two will keep you organized and keep the customer line moving.