Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs and Italian Sausage

I found a new Hot Dog Truck in Andover , ma. It is called Mike's Rollin kitchen and it has people
in Andover taking notice. Ya if you like hot dogs and sausages stop by and give it a try!
It is located at the corner of Gillette Way and lowell junction Road in Andover.
The prices are reasonable too!

Borders Open Mike

The third friday of each month I host an open Mike at Borders Books and Music at 151 Andover st in peabody, ma. from 7Pm to 9:30 Pm.

Come on out and enjoy the music!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hot Dog Truck

Well ...
after 6 months and many thousands of $$$ we finally got Mike's Rollin' Kitchen Truck out in the world making money. Well at least its out in the world. It has been a very long, hard and sometimes frustrating process.

First the truck itself was a big challenge. I took a catering truck that hadn't seen the road in 6 years and made it into a working rolling kitchen. Wow, that took 7 months and a lot of money. I had to basically throw out most of the equipment and buy new stuff.

Then came the licensing process. First I had to take the Serve Safe course and pass the test, then the Mass State hawkers and vendors license, then the town board of health had to approve and issue their license and lets not forget the mass meals tax license.

It is a wonder I got this going at all.......

I guess all good things take a lot of time and effort. Hopefully this will pay off in the long run. I don't want to sound negative but........

I would caution anyone that wants to be a "hot dog man", "Rollin' Kitchen, or even run a canteen truck, think about it long and hard then keep your day job!