As you can see, there are many different hot dog rollers, hot dog machines, hot dog bun warmers, stainless steel bun warmers for hot dogs, hot dog condiment servers, and many other choices for making a profit on hot dogs. Its very easy to get started. Simply decide on the way your going to cook your hot dogs. Which machine is right for you? Simple. First decide on the quantity of hot dogs you are looking to cook. Second, choose the location where the hot dog cooker will be.
We recommend the Paragon hot dog steamers with water indicator, $299.00, for large groups of people. They can cook up to 150 dogs at a time. They also have a place for the buns. However, having the buns in a steamer for a long period of time will cause them to be like sponges. Best if served within an hour or so.
The hot dog machine will put on a show and allow you to cook about 36 hot dogs at a time, while keeping the buns warm just above. The machine will allow fairly easy access for self-serve while keeping all the food products warm and sanitary.
Choose the hot dog roller grills if you have a clean cooking envireoment. Sizes range from 10 to 45 hot dogs, polish sausage or brats. Best location is in a kitchen. Keep in mind if you are offering self-serve, you may want to think about a sneeze guard. This may be required to receive a food service certificate in some states. Hence, you don't want your customer coughing or sneezing on the food. Hot dogs kept on a roller grill for a long period of time (6 hours or so) may cause certain kinds to start to shrink.
You may want think about adding a place for a condiment holder. This added feature will help your customers garnish their hot dogs easier. Remember, easier serving ideas means higher profits for you.