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Advantages and Disadvantages of Operating a Hot Dog Cart from a Real Vendor

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In today’s podcast episode Matt Gladfelter of Bow Ties and HotDogs shares his list of the pros and cons of operating a hot dog business. As with any business models there are good things and bad things you should be aware of before getting started.

Today’s podcast is a bit shorter in length than most episodes, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important topic. You may already be aware…

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How to Get a Zero-Interest Food Truck Loan with Kiva (Interview) | FTE Episode 092

 How to Get a Zero-Interest Food Truck Loan with Kiva (Interview) | FTE Episode 092
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Reasons entrepreneurs are rejected from loans include poor credit, no past business revenue, the loan amount isn’t big enough or a myriad of other reasons. Often, smaller dollar value loans in particular aren’t worth the time to put together for large banks that generate revenue by charging interest. So what’s an aspiring mobile food entrepreneur to do?

The non-profit Kiva is a lending option if you are in need of…

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How to Reduce Food Costs in Hot Dog Businesses | FTE Episode 089

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In this lesson we talk to Matt Gladfelter of Bow Ties and Hot Dogs about some of the little details of operating a hot dog cart that simply haven’t fit into our conversations to up to this point. But that doesn’t mean this lesson isn’t critically important.

In this discussion we cover some operational details of working a hot dog vending unit like how…

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How DC’s BBQ Bus Got Its Start [Interview] | FTE Episode 094

 How DC’s BBQ Bus Got Its Start [Interview] | FTE Episode 094
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More than 5-years ago, Che Ruddell-Tabisola and his partner Tadd launched the BBQ Bus in Washington, D.C., with a mission to share their passion for great food and good times with friends. But this teams half-decade journey to business success wasn’t without its share of challenges along the way.

Che and Tad operated the BBQ Bus while simultaneously holding down full-time jobs…

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Hot Dog Cart VS Food Truck: Which is Right For You?

 Hot Dog Cart VS Food Truck: Which is Right For You?

In the epic battle between purchasing a food truck or buying a hot dog cart there are a number of personal decisions that must be considered. In this post, we will outline the advantages and disadvantages of each option. By the end of this, you should have a much clearer perspective on whether a hot dog cart or food truck is right choice for you.

The Hot Dog Cart

Advantages: 

Cost – From a…

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