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Old 02-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
Got Wood.
Join Date: 06-29-09
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Default Roadside vending. A few questions.

I've been looking into starting a roadside BBQ vending business. I've been talking with the local HD and it seems like that'll be a big help.

We still haven't decided between going with an enclosed trailer to do a larger menu or just going with a "cart & commissary" approach (any thoughts on that decision are welcome too). Won't be buying any EQ without HD input.

I just had a couple of questions for some of you guys who have made this sort of venture before. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated:

1-When/where do you do your smoking?
This may sound like a dumb question, but do you really smoke through the night every night? I can't think of any other way to have BBQ ready for a lunch crowd.
I just can't imagine the HD is okay with the idea of running a smoker while you sleep every night (not a safe idea to begin with).

2-How do you go about powering your unit?
I assume many of you are located at spots where you have a power supply negotiated from a property owner. I assume others use generators and gas. Just looking for some thoughts/ideas on how to get this done.

I have many more, but these are the burning ones right now.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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