Just wanted to tell you that we are running strong and hard here in Mississippi! We have ordered our second cart and expect to have both running 7 days a week by next month. Just running Friday, Saturday and Sunday we have been averaging approx $1500 a weekend, so I can’t wait to get both of my locations going 5-7 days a week.
I will send you pictures later and more details.
Thanx for the head start, it has been worth the $25.00
Philip A. Swan
My name is Chip Robertson of Cazbee’s Curbside Grill in Louisville, KY. Since getting your book last year I have been doing great with my hotdog vending cart averaging about $225.00 a day in net sales. I wanted to say thanks for all the great information your book provided.
Thanks in advance
I had been researching how to set up a food booth or cart for the past 2 months. I had ordered several “how
to” books off the internet about food and hot dog vending. Mike your book had the best “hands on”
information. You give more detail on how to prepare food, health regulations, and the type of food items
to sell. I have my first street festival event here in Texas in 2 weeks and feel well prepared because of
Dear Mike, (3-18-05)
It’s 4 am Sunday morning. I just got home from working Chubby’s and all are asleep so I have no one the good news. Charlie’s ( the place Chubby’s had been permanently set up ) offered me a permanent spot if I buy my own cart. Last night I had served a man who costum builds food carts. He told me to look him up when I was ready to start my business. In 48 hours I have a spot, a cart (to be) and funding to start. That was from a third source. I am so excited. I don’t want to appear that I am trying to run Chubby out of the spot but Charlie’s told me tonight that he would have been evicted long ago if it wasn’t for me there. There has been some problems Chubby caused and now they want me there and will help me get started. I already have a big following. Any ways, Thanks for listening and for the great help. At 50 I finally know what I want to do when I grow up. Ha Ha. Ruth
(Turn your speaker up!)
I really appreciate all your support. I really believe you are a gift from above helping me with my new business.
I look at your Hot Dog Book all the time like it is a Bible. All the information is very helpful from your suggestions
and references, your daily cart logs and the websites you provide to make my business easier. You are a great example
of making my business successful! Thank you again!
Kathy Holden, Simi Valley, Ca.
Hi Mike my name is Jennifer Killian I recently ordered you Hot Dog Cart Book and the Cart Recipe Book.
I found so much information in them that I have to read them both everyday so I don’t miss out on anything. I am
a Mother of 4 and my husband and I are working full time and have Moon bounce Business on the side ( Inflatable
Playgrounds) we recently decided after a lot of research to get a Hot Dog Cart and I have a few questions that I am
hoping you can help me with? I am just getting ready to get my permit and need to locate a commissary but not
sure how to go about it I don’t know how much to pay for there uses of commissary because as you wrote in your
book no body wants to help another vendor they don’t want the competition (although there are very few Hot Dog
Carts in Arizona and no companies to purchase a them from) Your book has been a blessing to me I have learned
more in a few days with your book then I have studied in the last months. Thank you for all the information and
if you could give me alittle help with finding a commissary I would be most grateful I’m just not sure who to talk to.
sincerely, Jennifer Killian Surprise, Arizona
“Chilton’s Book was a great resource to us just getting started on our hot-dog cart located in Hawaii.
The book took allot of fear out of the start-up craziness. We highly recommend it — its a bargain for the cost.
” Mike Fugett, Volcano Dogs, Home Depot, Kauai, Hawaii.
I received your book and could not wait to read it. I am glad I bought it. You put a lot of work into it. The sample
menus and order pages are great. I bought another book on the web and was really disappointed but not in
your book. Since I am just getting started in the Hot Dog Vending Business your book helped me make the
final decision to go ahead with the venture. Thanks again.
Larry Owen, Gulfport, Mississippi
I purchased the hotdog book and found it to be very informative. I especially liked
the quick response from Mike Chilton to my questions via e-mail.
Green Valley Lake, CA.
Nice to receive something of Real Value.
Lee Eakin, San Jose, California
“Mike’s Hot Dog Book is simply the best tool available for anyone that wants to understand the hot dog cart
business. First hand experience and written for the average persons’ understanding are the two key ingredients
to this well thought out booklet. After spending literally hundreds of hours online
searching about the hot dog vending business, when I came across Mikes site, I immediately ordered it.
For the price, this is by far the best “value”. My recommendation is to get the whole kit (tapes and all).. I only got
the book and the recipe booklet and wish I had gotten all of it on the big buy program. I have read this book no
less than 20 times and refer to it often as I dream up my future hot dog business. Its full of all kinds of tips, pointers,
and helpful forms that can only come from one with “on hand” experience”. A+++ Mike!!!!!”
Thank you for putting together an all around great package for starting and succeeding in the hot
dog business. I look forward to putting your advice into practice when I get my business up and running.
What a great price for such a great package, thanks again Mike!
Chris Salisbury’ Upland, CA
HI MIKE, I HAVE READ THE BOOK SEVERAL TIMES. ALSO HAVE LISTEN TO THE TAPE MANY TIMES. ENJOYED YOUR APPROACH TO THE DOG BUSINESS. I’m A LOCKSMITH READY TO RETIRE AT 54 NEED SOMETHING TO DO FOR A
FEW MORE YEARS.
YOUR A PRO THANK YOU,
Hey Mike !
Your book is great, it really answered all of the questions I had about the business. Led me to the right places I needed to be and find out what I needed to find out. I have a passion for this business and fully plan on doing this soon. As of now I am planning stages only. I am a retired military and knew the current job I was on, was going to end soon because of a slowing economy. I am tired of the “rat race” of working for everyone else and only getting the crumbs that they offer. This sounds perfect. It will be a couple of months before I get up and started, but your book will be my work bible.
Thanks again Mike