The Big Dog Cart

$4,499 Retail Price
$3,999
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Standard Features

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About

The Big Dog hot dog cart is not only the best hot dog cart but it’s also the world’s most used cart. Used By Vendors In All 50 States and 113 Countries. Used by NASA and The US Navy.

The Big Dog cart will outwork even the best vendors. Follow vendors like Duggs Doggs who’ve been using a Big Dog for nearly a decade.

PRICING NOTICE: Due to recent steel price increases [37%] – We’ve had a noticeable change in prices on the carts. The largest savings on your new investment is with the HotDogMafia. [learn more here]


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Take a look around The Big Dog cart in this video tour, to help you decide if it’s the right cart for you!

THE BEST HOT DOG CART – THE BIG DOG®

  • Huge oversized steam table
  • 3 burners and 3 control knobs
  • Weight: 485lbs
  • Construction: Stainless Steel 304 NSF Grade
  • Length: 84” plus 40” removable towbar
  • Width: 54” including fenders
  • Height: 60” top of bread box
  • Height: 38” top of counter
  • 12v Pump
  • Hot and Cold Faucet
  • 5 Gallon fresh water storage
  • 7.5 Gallon Waste water tank
  • 4 Sinks 5” X 6”

DOT APPROVED:

  • TRAILER
  • LIGHTS
  • COUPLER / HITCH
  • SAFETY CHAINS
  • 4.8 X 8” TRAILER TIRES
  • 4 WIRE FLAT STANDARD WIRING HARNESS

POWER SOURCE:

  • 3 COMMERCIAL CAST IRON BURNERS
  • LP PROPANE LINES
  • PROPANE VALVES AND REGULATOR
  • EZ ACCESS FOR TESTING, LIGHTING AND SAFETY CHECKS

The Big Dog Cart comes equipped with 6 pans:

  • Full size spillage pan (holds the water for steam)
  • Half size perforated pan for steaming
  • 2 one fourth size pans for warming
  • Half size solid direct heat pan
  • 1 third size direct heat pan
  • Lids for all of them

Our most popular cart, The Big Dog boasts a huge steam table with triple cast iron burners and controls and tons of other standard features. Boil and steam all on the same cart. See below for a complete description or open the brochure download and view in magazine format which you can share with your health inspector as it includes the schematics also. Download Brochure

WHY NOT “JUST” THE BEST HOT DOG CART

I get asked, “Ben, why do you sell other models if the Big Dog is the World’s Best Hot Dog Cart?”

It’s a great question.

But the truth is… you can’t be everything to everybody. And neither can the world’s best hot dog cart – be everything to everybody.

But if you like, I go into more depth here. It’s a short video on the how to determine which cart is right for you.

Standard Features

Options

Powered Fridge / Freezer

Add this upgrade and we will instal a 43 or 63 quart chest style fridge/freezer. Your choice to freeze or refrigerate your items. Plugs into normal AC current and can be used with a rechargeable battery for operating on DC current. Digital temperature display and settings option. Replaces the built in non-mechanical cooler. — from $878   [for specifications click here on manufacturers page] *we recommend using a deep cycle marine battery

Rear Cooler Rack

If you have limited space and need to have an extra cooler on the cart to get it from one location to the next in town then the rear cooler rack is for you. It will hold those large coolers like Sams Club sells and hold many drinks. Not recommended for hauling loaded at speeds over 45mph.  —  $197

Flip Top Cover

Not all states require a full cover for the steam table but even if they don’t it is wonderful to have.  No more moving lids over or having to use hinged lids (which do not meet ANSI / NSF standards)  Lift one lid and have instant access to your entire steam table.  This cover has been used in place of the plexiglass sneeze guard some states require.  Stainless steel and removable with the certified safe hinge system.  For use on the Big Dog and when purchasing the Cash Cow with double steam table.  —  $267

Hot Water Heater

The continuous flow on demand hot water heater allows you hot water anytime. With or without the steam table running you can have unlimited hot water. Self contained and operates from the LP gas system on the cart. Includes auto on demand igniter. (requires two “D” cell batteries not included) READ THIS FIRST Works with carts with water systems. — $99 ***CURRENTLY INCLUDED FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME***

Taller Faucet with Plexi glass splash guard

This option may be required by some states to separate the hand wash sink from the ware washing sinks.  —  $117v

Stainless Steel ANSI Grill

Stainless Steel Grill  — $235 No one can resist the smell coming from and open grill.  This stainless steel grill includes electric ignition, grease trap and its own LP regulator and lines.  Mounts permanently just behind the steam table   Approx. 200 sq. inch cooking area. All states do not allow the grill option.

Front Stainless Serving Shelf

This stainless shelf is approx 6″ (inches) deep and runs the width of the cart.  It is used for prepping and serving on the front of the Big Dog Cart.  6×40″  Stainless NSF 304 Steel – It is fixed and not removable and can be used to maneuver your cart easily. Add $225

Vendors United Membership

Join the Street Food Pro team at Vendors United for training, private Q&A sessions, professionally-designed business forms, sample contracts, recipes, and other exclusive business resources. Get more information here: Street Food Pros.

Insurance

Before buying a cart, do your due diligence. Make sure you buy a cart that meets your states codes and requirements. I don’t want you to buy a cart that you can’t use. Also, get insurance to protect yourself and your business before you get started. This is not sold by Ben’s Carts or Hot Dog Cart Store, but we recommend FLIP for vendors. 

…the health inspector just left and told me my cart was the nicest and most complete cart he has seen! He loved the construction and the sinks!

-- Larry Bird

…he has gone out of his way, many times at his own expense and without even being asked, to help and to make dreams come true for us doggers…he has a HEART for those in this business, and it is evident.

-- Thunderdog Hot Dogs

How I wish the Federal Government was on the kind of 24/7 alert Ben is on! I’ve already talked to our lawyers about legally adopting this kid! Then, I’ll chain him up to the bumper of my bus and squeeze the information out of him whenever I need it! WE LOVE YOU, BEN!!!

-- Budd & Grae Lewis

…the health inspector just left and told me my cart was the nicest and most complete cart he has seen! He loved the construction and the sinks!

-Rick Ryan

…the health inspector just left and told me my cart was the nicest and most complete cart he has seen! He loved the construction and the sinks!

-Jessie Carr

The Big Dog Cart options

Powered Fridge / Freezer

Add this upgrade and we will instal a 43 or 63 quart chest style fr...

Read More...

Rear Cooler Rack

If you have limited space and need to have an extra cooler on the c...

Read More...

Flip Top Cover

Not all states require a full cover for the steam table but even if...

Read More...

Hot Water Heater

The continuous flow on demand hot water heater allows you hot water...

Read More...

Taller Faucet with Plexi glass splash guard

This option may be required by some states to separate the hand was...

Read More...

Stainless Steel ANSI Grill

Stainless Steel Grill  — $235 No one can resist the smell co...

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Front Stainless Serving Shelf

This stainless shelf is approx 6″ (inches) deep and runs the ...

Read More...

Vendors United Membership

Join the Street Food Pro team at Vendors United for training, priva...

Read More...

Insurance

Before buying a cart, do your due diligence. Make sure you buy a ca...

Read More...

Additional features

Crating & Shipping

Crating & Shipping

We ship carts all over the world and package and crate so that your new cart arrives in brand new condition. See link to shipping prices.

Metal VIN Plate

Metal VIN Plate

Your new cart comes with a metal VIN plate, VIN number and Title Paperwork so that you can register and get a new title.

Ownership

Ownership

All our carts include title and ownership paperwork.

Owners Manual

Owners Manual

All our carts include a complete owners manual, a tips and tricks document, operations information and videos to help you get started off on the right foot.

Contact Us By Phone & Email

Contact Us By Phone & Email

Ben has helped thousands get started. Customers and Non-Customers alike have a friend in the business with Ben. Simply pick up the phone and call.

One-Year Warranty

One-Year Warranty

Every cart includes a full one year warranty including parts and labor* with optional 5 year warranty.

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