vendor hot dog cart

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Vendor Cart

Hot Dog Cart / Mobile Food Cart

Don’t be fooled by the compact size of this hot dog cart! The Vendor cart is loaded with high efficiency features. Cook hot dogs, sausages, cheesesteak or grilled cheese… what ever your specialty! The Vendor cart is a fully functioning kitchen perfect for locations with limited space.

Dimensions: 40.5” W x 48” L x 35” H to cooking surface / 57.25” H to top of bread box.
Weight: 400 lbs.

Vendor Cart Standard Features

Dimensions / Weight

  • Dimensions: 40.5” W x 48” L x 35” H to cooking surface / 57.25” H to top of bread box.
  • Weight: 400 lbs.
  • 20-16 GA 304 stainless steel construction
  • Uni-body steel painted frame with aluminum floor
  • Precision flow jet cut stainless steel brushed finish exterior
  • Non-corrosive materials throughout
  • Built and Manufactured in the USA
  • 15” flat top griddle (3/8” thick plate)
  • 1 standard steam table that holds 1 spillage pan.
  • Holds up to 6 food pans (NSF certified utensils, food pans and lids) NSF
  • Propane heat cooking (propane tank not included)
  • Concealed propane tank compartment holds a single 20 lb. tank (All propane systems meet National Equipment Standards)
  • 2 burners – 12,000 BTUs each (1 under griddle, 1 under steam table)
Water System
  • Self-contained, pressurized hot and cold water system (3 gal. fresh / 6 gal. gray)
  • Quick drain ball valve
  • Stainless steel sink(s). 1-4 available, check with your local health department to see what they require.
  • 12 volt battery and charger
  • Thermo-coil hot water supply – water line runs past the burners to heat the water.
  • High capacity ice bin cooler with designated quick drain ball valve
  • 2.75 cubic feet cold storage – 19.5” x 18.5” x 13”
  • Cooler insulated with rigid and foam urethane insulation for maximum ice life
  • Built-in cold condiment tray with two 1/6 size poly food pans, inside cooler
  • 8.5 cubic feet dry storage – 26” x 18” x 22” bread box area and 40” x 13” x 8” below cooking surface
  • Engineered for perfect balance, easy cart management
  • Towable and pushable
  • Cushioned suspension for easy travel
  • Removable tow bar for 2” ball
  • Safety chain harness attaches to vehicle when traveling
  • Tail Lights
  • Removable tow bar with swivel wheel
  • Two retractable jack stands, for added stability and leveling on-site
Owner’s Manual
Instructions for operating and maintaining your Top Dog Cart.
Cart Plan
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chef mobile food cart plan

Also Included With All New Top Dog Carts

cart schematic

Cart Schematics

Cart schematics and specifications for passing health inspection.


VIN Plate & Decals

 Single metal plate stamp plus 3 printed decals in different locations within the cart.

Cart MSO

MSO / Bill of Sale

Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (vehicle title) and bill of sale for registering your cart with the DMV.

business guides

Business Guides

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

Custom Options

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custom cart umbrella
Made-To-Order commercial umbrella constructed of marine-grade vinyl. Umbrella pole constructed from lightweight aluminum, 1-1/2” diameter.



hot dog sled
Stainless steel hot dog sled holds up to six hot dogs or sausages. Makes adding condiments or arranging orders a cinch! Fastens to .5" or .75" thick surface edge of your hot dog or mobile food cart. Dimensions: 16.5"L x 6" W x 2"H


menu board

Customizable front and back message areas, 258 character set and mounting hardware (included)


hanging chip rack
The hanging chip rack conveniently displays bagged items. You can even hang it from your umbrella! Dependable flat clip style. Wire frame. (chips not included) Dimensions: 30"L X 5"W X 1"H


CD/MP3, AM/FM and USB Receiver. Bluetooth v2.0 enabled phone. Remote control, speakers and antennae included.


portable battery power
Xantrex 1,000 watt inverter/charger system portable power for additional appliances like a fan, a light or a small blender. 1000 watts, 110 volt. *NOT needed for cooking on the cart.


cooler rack extension
Room for an additional cooler or small refrigerator added to the tow bar.


sneeze guard
Constructed of 18 GA stainless steel and heat resistant Lexan™. Hinged door for easy access to the steam table & food pans.


12 volt charging station
Two USB ports and one 12 volt power port make it easy to keep your cell phone charged while on-site! Can handle up to 2 amps at a time. Includes overload protection.


mobile food cart tire
715 lb. capacity, 5.70 x 8, 18” overall diameter, 6” width, 4 on 4.0” bolt pattern, white.

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We recommend you check all state and local health department regulations prior to purchasing any mobile food cart. 
It's your responsibility to contact the health department in your area for the specifications required to operate a mobile food cart business.

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