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Buying a Top Dog Cart

It’s Easy to own a Top Dog Cart. Here’s How!

Buying a Top Dog Cart is easy AND fun. Because our carts are custom built to order you have complete control of how your cart is constructed. Plus you can choose from equipment and accessories customized just for your business – all in one place.

To get started, select the type of cart you are interested in. Mobile food carts, hot dog carts and specialty carts are towable or pushable and designed for outdoor use only. Concession carts can be designed for indoor or outdoor concessions such as those found in arenas or stadiums.  

Purchase Mobile Food Carts or Specialty Carts

1. Select a Cart
Choose the cart model that best fits your cooking needs. We recommend you check all state and local health department regulations prior to purchasing any mobile food cart.

2. Request a Quote
You may request a free custom cart quote online or call us at 888-282-5002. Request quotes for as many carts as you like. Be sure to tell us about all equipment requirements specified by your local health department (for example, how many sinks you’re required to have on your cart).

  • Online Quote: You will receive an email containing the full price quote, sample photos, schematic and cart specifications. This quote outlines the cart’s standard features plus any optional items you selected. Please provide delivery information to include estimated freight delivery costs.
  • Phone Quote: Call 888-282-5002 to discuss cart needs. Once we have all of the information necessary, we will create your quote then either call you back, email or mail it to you.

Mobile food cart photos, schematics and specs outline areas of the cart that may be governed by your local health department. For example: the number of sinks required on a mobile food cart differs by city, county and state. 

If after receiving your quote you have any questions, please contact us. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your cart needs in more detail.

3. Make a Deposit
A non-refundable $2,500 deposit is required to add your cart to our production schedule. Typically building and customizing your cart takes 2-4 weeks, plus delivery time. We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, PayPal or bank wire transfers for deposits and cart payments. Personal checks are not accepted. Business checks are accepted subject to bank confirmation that funds have been made available. Cash is accepted in person only.

Financing: Our financing partner offers a variety of options to help with your mobile food cart purchase. To qualify, please submit a Financing Application. After completing the application a finance specialist will contact you directly to discuss your options.

4. Approve Your Cart 
When your cart is complete, photos will be emailed or mailed to you for review. Once you approve your cart, the balance of your mobile food cart purchase is due. When we receive final payment, your cart is crated and scheduled for shipment.

5. Prepare for Delivery
All Top Dog Carts are fully crated for safe travel. We work with various freight companies to ship carts in the United States, Canada and in many other countries. We work with carriers who provide safe, fast and cost conscience shipping. Your cart can be delivered to a residential or commercial address. Please specify when requesting a quote if the delivery address is residential.  A truck with a lift gate is required to unload the cart in residential areas.

6. Review Your Documents
Cart documents that are emailed and/or mailed to you include:

  • Final paid-in-full Invoice
  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO/vehicle title)
  • Cart schematic and specifications and photos
  • User manual

We recommend you keep all documents in a safe place, as you would with any purchase of this size and expense.

Purchase Concession Carts
1. Get a Consultation
To start, we will ask you to provide information about your concession cart needs. Some of the information we need includes:

  • Do you plan to use the cart indoors or outdoors?
  • Will you have electrical power available?
  • Will the cart be stationary or does it need to be movable?
  • Are there restrictions on the length and the height of the concession cart?
  • What equipment is needed for cooking: hot wells, griddle, hot plates, etc.
  • How many carts do you need?

2. Receive Your Quote
A simple line drawing is included with a price quote and equipment specifications for review. CAD drawings can be provided for health department and venue review (cart purchase or deposit required).

3. Make a Deposit
When the cart design is approved a 50% deposit (based off total purchase price) is due before construction begins.

4. Approve Your Cart
When your cart is complete, photos will be emailed or mailed to you for review. Once you approve your cart, the balance of your mobile food cart purchase is due. When we receive final payment, your cart is crated and scheduled for shipment.

5. Prepare for Delivery
All Top Dog Carts are crated for safe travel. We work with various freight companies to ship carts in the United States, Canada and in many other countries. We work with carriers who provide safe, fast and cost conscience shipping. Please specify the delivery address when requesting a quote.

Everything Included With Your Top Dog Cart

30 DAY WARRANTY

In the unlikely event you cart fails due to workmanship or material defect within 30 days of purchase, we will replace or repair your cart free of charge.

VIN Plate / VIN Decals

A durable metal plate with a stamped VIN# is included on each cart. The VIN# is also printed on decals and placed in three different locations inside the cart.

OWNER’S MANUAL

The owner’s manual included with each cart purchase includes step by step instructions for operating and caring for your Top Dog Cart.

MSO & BILL OF SALE

The MSO is like a vehicle title. The Bill of sale details the total amount paid for your cart. These documents are needed to register your cart with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Note: Food Vending Cart MSOs and/or Bill of Sale are not available for carts built or sold prior to April 2011.

TOP QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

We use the highest grade materials available to construct our mobile food carts. Quality stainless steel, aluminum and non-corrosive parts ensure your cart will look and function beautifully for years.

SCHEMATICS

Custom schematics showing the layout of the cart purchased. Plan includes the weight and dimensions of the cart, water system, propane gas lines, heating compartments, cooler and tow bar.

DETAILED CART SPECS

Equipment specifications of the cart which outline the features of the cart, for example the size of water tanks.

BUSINESS GUIDES

Guides and references to help you with purchasing a cart, getting licensed, passing health inspection and more.

MADE IN THE USA

All Top Dog Cart hot dog carts, specialty carts, mobile food carts, concession carts and custom parts/accessories are manufactured by us in our Longwood, FL facility.

Financing Available for Qualified Applicants

Financing is available through our third party lender. If you are interested in financing a Top Dog Cart, please complete an online application.

Even More Services for Food Vendors

Graphic Design / Marketing

Our on-site graphic design team creates powerful graphics and marketing for food vendors.

Parts / Accessories

Everything you need for your Top Dog Cart can be found in our online store.

Services for carts by any manufacturer

Concession Cart RepairsWe repair and refurbish carts from any manufacturer. Contact us for a free consultation or to schedule service at our location.

We Take Pride in our Carts & Services

Learn more about what goes into building a Top Dog Cart.

Engineering & Design

Learn about our design features and principles.

Construction Standards

See what goes into building a Top Dog Cart.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about Top Dog Carts.