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Hot Dog University, run out of the Vienna beef factory in Chicago, is teaching people the secret to

HEADLINE: School shows how to turn dogs into dollars
CAPTION: Hot Dog University, run out of the Vienna beef factory in Chicago, is teaching people the secret to making money in the food vending business. (April 15)
(Chicago)
A SYMBOL OF SUMMER
Nats “Awesome meal.”
SIMPLE HAPPINESS FOR THREE DOLLARS.
SELLING CAN ALSO CREATE A SMILE…IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR ARE DOING.
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“You do need to keep it simple as far as just don”t over think it. It is selling hot dogs. It”s not rocket science.”
ENTER…HOT DOG UNIVERSITY…A TWO DAY COURSE COSTING 7 HUNDRED DOLLARS…RUN OUT OF THE VIENNA BEEF FACTORY IN CHICAGO.
STUDENTS LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE BUSINESS FROM THE PROFESSOR OF HOT DOGS, MARK REITMAN.
“Hot dogs come in 10lbs cases.”
“The standard length hot dog is 6inches/bun 6inches”
“The difference between a natural casing and skinless hotdog can be almost 8 cents a hot dog.”
THOSE PENNIES ARE PROFIT.
EACH ITEM ON THE CART COUNTS TOWARDS MAKING A DOLLAR.
GETTING STARTED WITH A BASIC HOT DOG CART AND SUPPLIES COSTS ABOUT 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Mark Reitman/Professor of Hot Dogs
“if you find a good location during the week, you are looking at possibly taking in maybe ,000 a year with food costs being 30%, your are looking at taking in 40 to 45 thousand dollars a year for working 3 or 4 hours a day.”
THE FINANCIAL APPEAL HAS KEPT HOT DOG UNIVERSITY COOKING SINCE 2006 AND REITMAN SAYS THE TYPE OF PEOPLE SIGNING UP HAS CHANGED FROM DREAMERS TO THE UNEMPLOYED LIKE JOHN LEE.
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“The economy just got bad and jobs were getting tough. They did some layoff and I got laid off.”
OUT OF WORK FOR A YEAR, HE”S HERE TO GET BACK ON HIS FEET.
LEE AND HIS FATHER HAVE BIG PLANS FOR THEIR HOT DOG ENTERPRISE.
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“We want to start with one cart and hopefully go to three or four carts maybe and then maybe an actual stand and see where it goes from there. Maybe catering little league games and birthday parties.”
THE OLDER LEE LIVES CLOSE TO WRIGLEY FIELD AND WANTS TO SELL HOT DOGS NEAR BY ON GAME DAYS.
THEIR VISION IS TO MAKE MUCH MORE THAN…
Nats “Peanuts”
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“We”re hoping. We”re hoping.”
Nats “Who wants fresh peanuts?”
MARK CARLSON/AP/CHICAGO

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