In episode #1 of the Food Truck Empire (FTE) Podcast, we’ve got an inspiring interview with Ben from

Ben of isn’t shy about stating hot dogs saved his life. This initially head-scratching comment makes more sense after hearing his story. You see, after Ben’s previous furniture business went under he found himself living in a 2-bedroom mobile home with five kids to support. But not unlike the story of most successful entrepreneurs, after getting knocked down Ben dusted himself off and began searching for the next opportunity.

Eventually, Ben decided to get into the hot dog concession business and purchased his first cart. Fast forward two months and Ben’s business had expanded to three carts and he was well on his way toward operating his second successful business. In addition to learning Ben’s story, you’ll also learn what to expect from the Food Truck Empire Podcast in the future.

I apologize, but there are few minor technical blips within the podcast. Hopefully there’s nothing major that would prevent anyone from listening. In the future, I’ll be continually improving the audio quality and format of the show. 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Why hot dog carts are a low-risk business model
  • Advantages of  hot dog vending
  • How to grow and expand a hot dog business
  • How much $$$ you could potentially make

Mentions During the Show – Ben’s hot dog vending training site. All the blog posts, videos, and podcasts you would ever need to build this type of concession business. – Ben’s e-commerce site for hot dog carts and accessories.

Hot Dogs Saved My Life Book – Ben’s book referenced during the podcast.

Quick Tip:

Paper draft to AutoCad Document

If you enjoyed this episode, please share this post with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. I truly appreciate any help you can provide in spreading the word about the Food Truck Empire Podcast. I plan to publish a new podcast episode each Friday and hope you’ll make this podcast a weekly tradition.

You can also check us out on iTunes.


Want to start your own food business?

Hey! 👋I’m Brett Lindenberg, the founder of Food Truck Empire.

We interview successful founders and share the stories behind their food trucks, restaurants, food and beverage brands. By sharing these stories, I want to help others get started.

If you liked this story, sign up for our newsletter that includes our food business startup kit and most popular interviews sent straight to your inbox.

Know someone interesting that should be interviewed on the website? Tell us about them here.