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Read this entire letter to find out more…

From: Steve Schaible, founder of King Weenie Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Daddy-O’s Street Eats, Frank and Chips Hot Dogs -St. Louis

Steve Schaible author of Hot Dog Biz 101Dear Friend,

I was between a rock and a hard place…and the rock was winning.
A few years ago, I was working in an auto parts factory, hating life, and busting my tail for the boss so he could take his family to Europe, Mexico, or the Caribbean a few times a year. Even worse, the auto industry was in a slump. We could see layoffs coming and I wasn’t sure if I would have a job from one week to the next.

Is your ability to earn money resting entirely in someone else’s hands?
Mine was. I don’t know about you, but I felt the uncertainty in my gut every single day.

Let me tell you how I took control…
One day I stopped at a hot dog cart for a quick lunch. I struck up a conversation with the owner and found out that he made a full time living working only 9 months a year.

Wow! As soon as I got home I started doing some research.

What I found out about the hot dog cart business blew me away…

Getting into this business can totally transform your finances and your lifestyle. And this is one fast business to start up. You can be living your new life, enjoying a dramatic increase in your income in just a couple of weeks from today!

Most days you can make anywhere from $200 to $500 or more just working the lunch crowd. If you use the “BIG SECRET” (more on that in a minute), you have the potential to multiply your sales.

That’s $6000 to $10,000 a month with just one cart! I can show you all the tricks.

Some hot dog vendors only work big special events such as fairs, festivals, and sporting events. The pace is not quite as relaxed, but these gals and guys make anywhere from $1500 to $3000 or more in a single day.

I will show you all the specialized secrets of selling hotdogs at these events.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, many hot dog cart operators make more than $100,000 a year!

Hotdog cart operators don’t work as much as most people, but their hourly pay is significantly higher. If you have the right location and you are willing to work, you will make money from day one, in fact probably more money than you are making now.

I decided right then and there to start my own hot dog vending business. I vowed that from that point on I would never be entirely dependent on someone else for my livelihood.

Here’s the short version of my story…

King Weenie Hot Dogs Grand OpeningI started out with one mobile cart in a strip mall parking lot rent free (I’ll tell you how to get sites rent free!).

I only worked the lunch shift, 11 am to 2 pm.

My start up costs were less than $500.

I made money my very first day – and so can you!

Word spread about my little hot dog stand, and it became so popular that we created traffic jams in the parking lot! Within six months I was able to build a permanent hot dog stand – for less than $1500. I’ll show you how, so you can do it too.

Steve's first home made hot dog cartBy the way, this part is optional. You certainly don’t have to have a permanent location to be successful. You can just keep things simple, stick with a single hot dog cart and make fantastic money.

In fact, there are pros and cons to each method. You’ll learn how to do it either way in this course.

That’s my first cart on the right. I built it myself and if you want to build one too, I’ll show you where to gets the plans and videos to do it.

I didn’t start out planning to build a permanent stand, it just kind of evolved as I went along…

Hot Dog Stand with Drivethrough

Notice the drive thru window in the photo on the right. Rain? Sun? Who cares!

That’s my Mom serving hot dogs

“Six Chicago style with chips and sodas – coming up!”
That’s my Mom helping out. :-)

The good news is – you have two great ways you can go. I’ll let you in on all the tricks and secrets of both – carts and stands. In fact, there are pros and cons to each method.

By the way, I stumbled upon the incredibly fast, easy and low cost way to build a permanent hot dog stand by pure accident. I never would have figured it out on my own.

But I want to give you access to this knowledge today. This is information you won’t find anywhere else, not even on the internet.

King Weenie Hot Dogs SignIn a short time I had five unsolicited offers to buy my business.

I loved selling hot dogs and I loved my newfound freedom even more, so I had no intention of selling – until I got an offer so good I’d have been crazy not to take it.

The timing was right for a mini retirement, and I sold out to some really nice folks who are happily running King Weenie as a family business to this day.

Hot Dog Cart Business

Hot Dog Biz 101 author Steve Schaible is back at it with his second successful hot dog biz, Daddy-O’s Street Eats. “This is too much fun to quit!”

I’m spilling my guts…

I’m going to show you exactly how I built two successful hot dog vending businesses, and how you can do it too. With the release of this course it’s finally possible to get started the easy way, step by detailed step, while avoiding the many mistakes I made.

You don’t have to learn the hard way.

I’ll tell you all the insider tips, tricks, and secrets that can mean the difference between success and failure – secrets that you may never discover on your own.

I want to give you all of that knowledge and more, so that you have every cash generating tool you need before you put up your umbrella for the first time.

Here are just some of the things you’ll learn in my new Hot Dog Biz 101 interactive course:

  • How to get started with very little money. Under $500 in some cases!
  • How to comply with health department regulations.
  • How to cook the best hot dogs around and build a raving fan base
  • How to set up your business legal structure, keep your books, pay your taxes.
  • Where to buy your food and supplies.
  • How to set up a permanent Hot Dog Stand for less than $1500.
  • How to advertise.
  • How to get free umbrellas, signs, marketing materials, etc.
  • and much, much more. Including (drum roll please)…

My Biggest Secret

I obviously can’t tell you here, but there is ONE thing that you can do to explode the profits from your hotdog cart. It’s so simple that I can’t believe more vendors don’t do this.

It’s actually ten times easier than selling hot dogs, which is about as easy as it gets.

I know for a fact that you’ve seen it in action. I’m willing to bet that you have fallen under the spell of this big secret over and over again, causing you to spend hundreds of dollars that you had no intention of spending…

You just don’t realize what’s been happening, right under your nose.

This one technique can make all the difference – and a TON of money…

Using the the big secret at your hot dog cart could double or triple your sales.

I’m laying everything out on the table, no holding back. I want to teach you everything I know about starting and operating your own fun, exciting, money making hot dog cart business.

You can benefit from my experience and expertise. You don’t have to learn the hard way. It’s all right here…the easy way.

Hot Dog Biz 101 includes not one, but TWO great books, THREE hours of quality audio instruction, and all the forms and contracts you need to run your hot dog biz.

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Two great books in one.

This is the book about the day to day operating procedures, the nuts and bolts, the how-to’s. In it you’ll learn all the well kept success secrets that the other guys don’t want you to know.

I’ve made it “paint by numbers” simple.

You’ll get a step-by-step Action Plan which walks you through each and every task necessary to get you up and running. This 27 point action plan breaks down the entire start up process into easy to accomplish mini-tasks.

From start to finish, you’re sure to be on track as you accomplish each task in the correct order. Follow the action plan and you’ll have all the bases covered.

You get all the checklists and paperwork you need to make things run smooth.
hot dog cart checklists
I’m giving you all of my personal checklists that I use in my business including:

  • Sample Catering Contract
  • Daily Cart Inventory
  • Cart Safety Inspection Checklist
  • Set Up Checklist
  • Tear Down Checklist

You will find all of these forms throughout the Carts of Cash manual. You have my permission to copy them and use them in your own hot dog cart business. These checklists and contracts will streamline your daily operations and help you win those lucrative catering gigs.

Here are all my sources for the products and services you’ll need.hot dog cart business resources

Where’s the best place to buy buns? The answer will surprise you. How about soda? Probably not where you’re thinking (definitely not Sam’s Club). You’ll find the answers to these questions throughout the manual, but I decided to go one step further and give you my resources and suppliers directory.

In it you’ll find links to trade shows, industry groups, financing sources, books, magazines, and just about anything that pertains to optimizing your hot dog cart business.

Check out the Table of Contents:

Part One – Introduction
CH 1 Overview
CH 2 Self Employment
CH 3 Start-up Considerations
Part Two – The Ingredients of Success
CH 4 Location, Location, Location…or Not!
CH 5 Special Events
CH 6 Catering
CH 7 Marketing, Advertising, and PR
CH 8 Building your Brand
Part Three – Equipment
CH 9 Hot Dog Carts
CH 10 Other Equipment and Supplies
CH 11 Turn your Cart into a Restaurant and Double your Sales
CH 12 Daily Operations
Part Four – The Food
CH 13 Food Safety
CH 14 Dogs, Chips, and Soda – The “Perfect Meal”
CH 15 Food Prep, Cooking, and Condiments
CH 16 Purchasing your Inventory
CH 17 You Must have a Commissary…or Maybe Not!
CH 18 How to Make the Health Inspector Fall in Love with You
Part Five – The Paperwork
CH 20 Licenses, Permits, and Sales Tax
CH 21 Insurance
Part Six – Expanding your Empire
CH 22 Multiple Cart Management
Part Seven – Resources
Action Plan
Resources and Supplier’s Directory

Is that everything? Not by a long shot.

After I finished writing the first 170 pages, I sat back and said to my self, “Self, if you were starting out today with no previous
experience, would this book answer all your questions?”

I thought long and hard. After all, I had just spent months writing 170 pages of the best hotdog cart information available anywhere! I wanted to say “YES!” I wanted to be done writing. But I had to be honest…

What about the business end of the business? As tired as I was, I had to write another book for you! This one would cover everything that a newbie would need to know about handling all of the cash that comes in every day.

Book 2: “Carts of Cash – Business Management Made Easy”

The second book in the Carts of Cash series is the result of my own experience plus hours and hours of interviews with bookeepers, accountants and a MBAs.

I know for a fact that you won’t find this information anywhere else, especially as it pertains to the hot dog cart business.

Don’t confuse this with the $14 ebook “Business Plans” that are out there. Those are just 9 or 10 page, generic documents with the words “hot dog cart” or “day care center” inserted in the blanks. Totally worthless.

hot dog cart bookkeeping formsI’m also giving you all of my hot dog cart business bookkeeping forms which include:

  • Income Ledger
  • Year End Income Summary
  • Expenditure Ledger
  • Year End Expenditure Summary
  • Sample Profit and Loss Projection
  • Sample Cash Flow Projection

And I explain exactly how to use them in easy, non technical language. If you want to use a computer to keep your books that’s great, but knowing the basics of bookkeeping will make it all the easier.

In my 80 page business management book you will learn:

  • How to set up your business
  • Find financing and leasing sources
  • Keep your books
  • Manage your cash flow
  • Hire employees
  • Pay your taxes.

I’ve even included a BONUS section on motivation as it applies to the
growth and success of your hot dog cart business.

At 80 pages long, the business book alone is bigger than all of my competitor’s entire books!

Table of Contents:

CH 1 Business Legal Structures
CH 2 Business Start-Up Requirements
CH 3 Bookeeping and Accounting
CH 4 Understanding Financial Statements
CH 5 Taxes, Employees, and Professional Services
CH 6 Motivation, Inspiration, and Self-Improvement

With the addition of “Carts of Cash – Business Management Made Easy”, I am offering a truly complete base of knowledge for anyone who wants to start and successfully operate their own hot dog cart business.

Just Released – Carts of Cash Audio Recordings

Hot Dog Biz 101 Audio CDsNow you have a convenient way to study while driving to work, taking a walk, or exercising at the gym. Three hours of content! The entire course has been recorded in high quality digital audio. Very popular with our customers who spend a lot of time behind the wheel!

These audio MP3s were not originally part of the Carts of Cash course, but I had so many requests that I decided to include them. As a matter of fact I did a little research and found out that audio learning enhances comprehension significantly. Listen to the recordings several times and you’ll be surprised at how much you retain.

I am very proud of these books and audio recordings and I know you will be proud to own them, use them, and start making BIG MONEY with hot dog carts.

This course can change your life. Let’s think about the possibilities.

You could…

  • Sell hot dogs part time for that much needed extra cash…
  • Work fairs and festivals on weekends and make thousands…
  • Transition into a full time business when the time is right…
  • Make $100,000 a year or more…
  • Get your kids out of daycare…
  • Fire your boss…
  • Work less hours…
  • Eliminate your stress…
  • Take more vacations…
  • Spend more time with loved ones…
  • Travel…
  • Meet new exciting people…

My Favorite Success Story . . .

John A. used the Hot Dog Biz 101 materials to start his own hot dog cart in Iowa. He made $90,000 in his first year and is looking to easily break the $100,000 mark in the coming year.

John owned a chain of car washes and he told me yesterday that one hot dog cart out-earns a car wash, even though the start up cost of a cart is 1/40th that of a car wash. Wow!

I’m not trying to pump you up with false hopes – not everyone achieves this level of success this quickly. But you can certainly expect to make a great living if you work hard and smart, and John shows just what can be accomplished in this fantastic business!

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Hot Dog Biz 101 has become the standard training course for the industry because it’s simply the best.

I’ve sold a LOT of copies of my Hot Dog Biz 101 course over the years and no one in this business has a better track record of customer satisfaction.

I’m extremely proud of that. There just isn’t anything else that even comes close. Not at any price.

But don’t listen to me, listen to my customers…

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Audio: $150K Per Year Hot Dog Cart Business

I got an email from a woman named Rose asking me if I would list her hot dog business for sale.

After I heard her story I was dying to share it, so I interviewed her for my Hot Dog Cart Radio show. Find out what can be accomplished with a hot dog cart and some hard work. Click the arrow below to listen…

Let’s Get Your New Business Started.

We believe that everyone deserves a chance to improve their financial situation, and that owning your own business is the fastest way to do it.

You know that hot dog carts are the easiest and least expensive way to start a business with a realistic expectation of earning $100,000 a year or more.

You’ve thought about it a lot, you’re excited, and you know you can do it.
We’re excited for you too…  Let’s get started!

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You’ll get instant online access to the very same Carts of Cash book and audios as the hard copy versions. You can read the book and listen to the audio training on any computer, smart phone, iPad or tablet anywhere you have an internet connection. You can start reading, listening, and learning right now – even if it’s 2 AM!
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How long have you been kicking around the idea of owning your own hot dog vending business? A long time I bet. You’re not alone.

There is no easier business to start. There is no business you can get into for such a tiny investment that is truly scalable into a six figure business.

Take the first step today. Order the Hot Dog Biz 101 course now.

Now is the time to do something to finally make a difference in your life. Taking control of your income is the best decision you will ever make.

Even if you just work the occasional weekend fair, car show, festival or craft show, your Hot Dog Cart will be your safety net. You will know that you can make instant cash money at a moments notice.

Every day is pay day.

It’s your “Plan B” in case the worst happens. And right now we all need a backup plan…

I look forward to helping you achieve your dream of running your own fun and profitable hot dog cart or other mobile food vending business!



More praise for Hot Dog Biz 101…

“Hi Steve,
I am presently a business owner in Los Angeles for the past eleven years now and I found what you are saying in your materials to be true based upon my experiences as well as enlightening on other subjects. I was up at 2:00am reading your course last night. Needless to say, today I WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT APPROACH when I set out my cart in front of my martial arts school today. By the way its been going great in front of my school. Thank you so much! Please keep me informed of any updates.”
– Dennis H.
Tae Kwon Dogs
Los Angeles”

“I am impressed with the amazing, well planned, “small but big business” that is in your course..it’s a must read for those who need to become their own boss, start their own business and ditch the old tradition of “servant for master” kind of lively hood…Congrats, and long live the hot dog Carts of Cash. I will keep in touch and put the plan into action!”
– Jack K.
New Zealand”

“I just recently bought your course online and have decided to go for it!”
– Diane G.

“Hey Steve,
I just received the course and found it very useful. Great tips and info – I will put it to use. Just bought my first cart. Everyone loves a hot dog any time of the year! Thank you.”
– Jonny

“Hi Steve,
Thank you for the course, I am sure it will be very helpful with my new hot dog cart business. Lots of great info. We are starting our new adventure tomorrow. We are setting our cart up at a flea market. Our research shows approximately 16,000 to 20,000 people visit this area over Saturday and Sunday, in which we will be setting up for those 2 days. We will be using a lot of your great tips:):):):)
Thx for your course again.”
– David and Brenda P.

“If you’re are planning on going into the hotdog cart business, Steve’s material is essential. Without his information I would have spent loads of money that wasn’t needed. I highly recommend this program for anyone getting into the business and want’s to make a lot of cash!”
– Jim S.

“Hi Steve, I am reading your course for the second time and taking some notes.The course is awesome and is truly a must read for any entrepreneur wishing to start in this business.”
– Ben B.

“Can’t believe our little hot dog stand is making such a commotion!! Wanted to also add that there has have been quite a few customers mentioning how they would like to start one of these too. I always write down your web site for them and said you were the best! Thanks!”
– Pam L.

“Good morning Steve,
I am a proud owner of your “Carts of Cash” course. Very informative and straight forward…love it.”
– Jim H.

“We received the materials for Carts of Cash this week and have read the entire course. “Carts of Cash” is a no-nonsense, easy to read and understand guide filled with TONS of the most useful and honest information you will find anywhere! We highly recommend you purchase and read Steve’s course before beginning your venture and even after you’ve begun for even more money-making ideas! You’ll be happy you did!”
– Dan and Debi
Melbourne, FL

“Hello Steve.
I just received your course and cannot tear myself away from the pages. I will pursue this enterprise with ferocity.
– Anthony S.

“Greetings Steve,
I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to let you know that I received your course and I can honestly say, it has already started to turn my slump around. THANK YOU!!!!!”
– Steve E.

“I appreciate the quick response and thus far your course is very motivating and I am hating the fact that it’s Friday and I wont be able to talk to my Local Health department until Monday to get the cart rolling! Thanks again.”
– Tony B.

“Hi Steve,
I loved your course. The information has helped me get my first cart. I already met with the health inspector and I’m getting everything going!”
– Mike W.

“Read your course last night. Very helpful.”
– Dave P.”

On another note I really can’t express my appreciation enough for all the help your course has given me. I’d also like to thank you for a very professional website. All I could find previous to this was a bunch of 25 page ebooks that a high school student could have done. You should write a book on work ethics as well! I greatly greatly appreciate your help. Thanks!”
– Ben P.

“Dear Steve,
Just a quick note to express my appreciation to you for the great job you did in developing your course “Carts of Cash”. I am recently retired, and knew very little about the hot dog vending industry however, your materials provided invaluable help in getting me started.”
– Tom S.

“Hi Steve,
I haven’t finished reading your course, but so far I love it! It’s a different way of looking at things that makes me think. I like that, that’s what all hot dog guys do all the time anyway, checking out the competition, improving, looking at different options, statistics, taking note of tips how to make more money or just watching another vendor try something that the other hasn’t dared yet, just to see what happens. There are other hot dog guys who would LOVE this course, so I’ll tell them about it this summer. It’s a very interesting read!”
– Rudy V.
Streetside Grill

“Hello Steve,
I ordered your course and CD’s and I have enjoyed them. I would like to be added to your email list. Thanks again for your help with the CDs and course materials they are great!”
– Norman C.