Does a hot dog stand work for fundraising? You betcha! If you are a sports league that has a concession stand, a high school group with access to electricity, or any other resourceful group, you might want to consider selling hot dogs for a sports league fundraiser. Having a hot dog at a sporting event is an American tradition, which makes this fundraising combo a winner!
Find a location where there are hungry people and you have a built-in market. Why hot dogs? First, they are very inexpensive. You can buy packages of franks very cheaply. Or visit one of the warehouse chains like Costco or Sam’s and get really good deals on hotdogs and buns. Pick up a jar of mustard and ketchup and you are ready to go. If you want to get extravagant, go for the gusto by offer relish and chopped onions. You can easily sell a well-cooked wienie with those fixings for $3 – $5 each. For extra earnings ask local grocers to donate sodas or water for folks to wash those dogs down with.
The other words of advice we have for selling hot dogs for a sports league fundraiser is to put a grill master in charge of cooking. You certainly do not want to undercook any meat product. Even though many brands come pre-cooked no one wants to bite into a cold frankfurter. Conversely, you definitely do not want to burn or overcook them either. Keep the uncooked items in a cooler or refrigerator until just before cooking time to be safe. Make sure you are putting out a quality product for your supporters.
Hot dog stands create great opportunities and good times for sports league fundraisers.