Coffee & Doughnut Vendor Does Reddit Tell-All

If you’re interested in some behind the scenes factoids about street vendors, check out this great IAMA coffee cart vendor Q&A on Reddit. Gothamist paraphrased some of the funniest bits, but we found the most interesting stuff to be money related. For example, did you know that if you own three carts and are willing to work from Midnight to Noon, six days a week, for 15 years, you might clear $6000 a month.

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  • my Pop is a retired NYC Police beat walker and very gregarious and social. He used to bs with the vendors (hot dogs, coffee, etc) all the time in midtown. They all told him they made $75,000 or more. This was in the 70s and 80s. After hearing roughly the same amount from dozens and dozens of guys, he concluded it must be true, and not an exaggeration. He also said carts with prime locations near touristy or commuting spots obviously pulled in more.

    I tell people this all the time, and they never believe me. Looks like Pop was right!

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