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Old 10-30-2009, 07:25 PM   #166
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I have tens of thousands of dollars invested in BBQ (probably more like $100k+), so it's not a hobby for me. It is a business. If you want to run it like one, be one. Scabs only tarnish it for the rest of us who try to remain legal.
Very well said. Right now, that's one of the problems I have. There are a dozen taco trailers within a 15 mile radius, and then there's me. Out of all the vendors, mine and another are the only one's that are legal. The rest keep moving and only open on weekends, far out of the time limits of the inspector.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:48 PM   #167
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Take pics with time and date stamps and give them plate numbers. I would go as far as to confront them and let them know they are on the radar.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:35 AM   #168
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I'm done on roadside vending for the season. Looking at a trailer upgrade so there may be an approved trailer available here real soon. Just waiting on quotes on a 38' gooseneck that will have smokers mounted and lots of room for a steam table and lots of vending window space. Also full RV water system that would allow soda machine, etc.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:40 AM   #169
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I'm done on roadside vending for the season. Looking at a trailer upgrade so there may be an approved trailer available here real soon. Just waiting on quotes on a 38' gooseneck that will have smokers mounted and lots of room for a steam table and lots of vending window space. Also full RV water system that would allow soda machine, etc.

Sounds real nice that the size I am looking at fore the future. Good luck!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:54 PM   #170
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Anybody still guttin it out or are we all closed up for the winter?

<<<< So glad to be cookin indoors this winter!
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #171
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I'm out till it warms up.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:56 PM   #172
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Been out for a while.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:51 PM   #173
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Was looking to start roadside vending from a large ice cream store parking lot. Unfortunately, mobile food dispensing vehicles are not allowed to operate in my city or county.

Wish there was an easy way to determine localities where vending is allowed. Calling up ones county and then every municipality and speaking with permits and then zoning is a pain.

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #174
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Gettin geared up to start again, was off for a month over Christmas, just too cold..If it stays above -10C I'll be out there with the Lang chuggin away.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:16 PM   #175
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Less than 2 months. I'm pumped to get back out there!
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:44 AM   #176
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I can't wait to return and nor can my bank manager. Granted I still have a few months to go and only about three to get the job done but I'm chomping at the bit!

Just fired up half pint and running on empty to let the neighborhood know I'm still around. :)
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:31 PM   #177
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Ok boys I roadside vend everyday I am doing fine and better than fine. I lost my job in Feb of 09 and I am making a better living in BBQ than in Research and Development for Jack Links Beef Jerky for 11 years. Go figure!
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