Archive for May 2010

Since the sun is out, do look forward to hot mid-afternoon rays while you are at your concession stand. This heat together with the heat generated when you cook your hotdogs would not only help you break a sweat but may even lead to heat exhaustion. Here are some ways that could help avoid health issues for you and your clientele.

Put up shaded areas. Depending on the model of the hotdog cart that you have, having an umbrella would help give shade and thus allowing a cool area for yourself and your patrons. If you have a larger concession stand, then having awnings would help in providing shade against the glaring sun. Shade would help provide respite against the ultraviolet rays and the increased temperatures.

Hydrate. If there are no shaded areas aside from your umbrella, then the next best way to beat the heat is by keeping hydrated. With the increased heat sources, you need to always have a quick drink to allow your body to produce sweat. This bodily process maintains the body’s internal temperature to allow you to keep cool. As for your clientele, offering drinks with their food is their best defense against being overcome by the heat while outdoors.

Location. Another way to beat the heat is by adjusting the location of your hotdog stand during the different times of the day. You can do this by studying your location compared to the sun’s position in the sky during the business day. Since you have a mobile concession cart, adjusting the position of your cart is key to keeping cool. You do this by having the clientele area away from the sun, allowing your patrons some form of protection against the sun’s glaring rays.

As you can see, the sun need not be a nuisance when doing business out in the open. You can put up shade for your clients while they enjoy your hotdogs. Or you can offer water or other cold beverages to help you and your patrons keep cool while enjoying the sun. As an astute businessman, your clientele’s comfort is of primary importance and since you have a mobile restaurant, adjusting your location according to the sun’s position would certainly help in beating the heat while at the concession stand. Not only would you earn with these simple tips, it would also help in keeping your clientele happy and content.

It is the time of spring and many holidays as well outdoor activities are scheduled. Many childhood memories revolve around springtime, such as Spring Break, beaches and county fairs. Annual celebrations occur all throughout North America to celebrate and commemorate springtime. What does this mean for the hotdog concessionaire? The following are the reasons why these entrepreneurs celebrate springtime.

Families go outdoors. Be it a staycation or an actual travel, many families come out of their homes to enjoy the sun and the outdoors. Since your business is outdoors, being where families go is the way to earn your profits. These include being near beaches or parks, where many families go. Just make sure that you have the proper licenses and permits to operate in these high volume areas during the springtime.

County Fairs and other celebrations. Spring is the time of celebrations. Many county fairs and parades are scheduled around this time. With these celebrations come the crowds to see and enjoy and this is the opportunity for you to earn a lot more. These events often extend well into the night that extends your income opportunities. If winter is the lean season, then springtime is when the torrents of profits roll around.

Springtime is easier. As an outdoor business, you need fair weather to become profitable. Thus sunny days and balmy nights are the best times for your grilling business. You can even expand your selling space by putting out chairs and tables nearby. Deliveries come on time since there won’t be issues, unless there are just too many deliveries. Clients and regulars go out of their way to enjoy and partake of your hotdogs. All in all, springtime is much easier for business in general. This is the time to make hay while the sun shines.

As you can see, for an outdoor entrepreneur, springtime is the best season for business. Families go outdoors and enjoy the weather. It is also the time for county fairs, parades and other celebrations. Finally, doing business is much easier as the weather is much more cooperative. So when springtime comes around, it is best you prepare your hotdog stand for the onrush of business and the profits you would be making.