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All American Hot Dog Carts / terrible hot dog cart

1 Miami, FL, United States Review updated:
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All American Hot Dog King. This little man ripped me off for 5k and gave no warranty unless I shipped the item back down to Miami at my own cost. From the cheap burners that he uses..I have high flame and there is no low flame. None of these burners are even positioned properly and are already rusted. Their whole water delivery system and filtration is a joke. I literally had to open the whole cart and redo the lines and also had to add a pump. There were leaks everywhere and the trap door fell down and flew off in travel. This piece of crap offered no assistance in reimbursement or correcting the problems. I must say that he plays a telephone tough guy very well but we will leave that alone. The world needs to know how much of a piece of trash he really is…..He brags about himself but sold me a rolling razor blade. Sharp edges evrywhere. I nearly cut my finger right off.

Do yourself a favor and do not buy from this mean thief. He is a disgrace.

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  • Ka
      19th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    You too! You are not alone. he has ripped off many others.

  • Ra
      21st of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    Sorry to hear that. I may have a solution for you. I built my own cart which I use in my hot dog vending business. When I built it, I videotaped the construction process and drew up plans so others can watch and learn how to build their own. It's super easy and all the parts are available at your local hardware store. If you are interested go to www.BuildAHotDogCart.com
    - Steve

  • Be
      31st of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    This message is for Toby who bought a cart from All American Hot Dog please email me:
    brooklyndogscafe@yahoo.com

    we also bought a cart from this guy and are unsatify. Would like to share details.

    Thanks

  • El
      17th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    I bought a hot dog cart from Will Hodgskiss AKA : "Worlds Best Hot Dog Carts, :All American Hot Dog Carts, :Willy Dog Hot dog Carts, :US Hot dog carts, :No Frills Hot dog carts, Carts of Canada "( and probably more names) all the same guy.all the same crap. He pretends to be an American company but if you check the 1-800# it is all the same one. He will get your money up front and then make you wait for delivery. I waited 10 months for my cart having to cancel pre-paid events and losing my spot for the following year. My cart arrived unsecured, loose, uncrated, on the back of a pick-up truck . He wanted to deliver it to a gas station 40 miles away but I begged him to deliver it to my yard and instead of $399 shipping I was charged $873.00. No invoice was with the delivery and until I went to the BBB he fudged one up 3 months later to save face. On the invoice I was charged an extra $984.00 for items I did not receive and to date still have not been able to get him to either give me the items nor my money back (4 years later). And I am still trying to get him to help me fix the cart which is inoperable with 26 problems. You can view my ordeal with him and his responses to see just what a jerk he is by going to http://ottawa.app.bbb.org/complaint/view/2054600/c/q2p1z4. I have had numerous phone calls from people all over Canada and the USA about their bad experiences with him and his refusal to fix, repair, replace or refund anything damaged or not working. He gives a phoney address or a box # so you cant return anything and refuses to answer the phone once he knows it is a complaint call- After he has your money! Also check out www.complaints board and the squeaky wheel. Guys like him should be stopped from ripping off poor people that are only trying to make a meager living selling hot dogs as a career because of the unemployment situation. Keep spreading the word about him and save others the impossible ordeal.

  • Do
      16th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    hi AM DON IN SAC CA
    THERE A LOT OF OK GUYS OUT THERE BUT TO ME ONLY ONE GUY STANDS OVER ALL AND A LOT TALLING WHATS HIS NAME ITS STEVE
    AND WHAT DOES HE DO HELPS YOU OUT IN MORE WHYS THEN MOST WILL
    PLEASE IF YOUR GOING TO OR JUST THINKING ON MAYBE YOU WANT MORE INFO THEN GO SEE THIS WEB PAGE
    HE AS NOT GIVEN ME ANY THING TO POST THIS ITS JUST HOW I FEEL
    www.BuildAHotDogCart.com

  • Do
      16th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    its the same

  • Do
      16th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    none it is the same

  • Do
      16th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    none

  • Sa
      24th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    All American? More like All Chinese! My Hot Dog Cart is falling apart. I got no help, support or quality assurance from the Hot Dog King. He is a joke, and his products stink. DO NOT BUY A CART FROM THAT COMPANY!

  • Ve
      30th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    All American Hot Dog makes GARBAGE. If you buy a cart from this company you can expect it to deteiorate very quickly. The owner of the company told me it was all just regular wear and tear. I use it about 6 times a year and it is always kept indoors. I wonder what would happen on the streets of New York everyday? I saw another cart in Burlingtooon VT over the holiday and it too is falling apart. The proprietor told me he got no warranty help whatsoever. Build your own or by it from somehwere else, the HOT Dog King only wants your money.

  • We
      25th of Jan, 2010
    -1 Votes

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  • Co
      4th of Feb, 2010
    0 Votes

    To whom it may concern,

    All American Hot Dog Carts Co. is in no way or shape related to any other company that sells mobile food carts. Our products are American made, (Miami Florida).

    If you would like to confirm our company's rating on the BETTOR BUSINESS BUREAU (bbb.org) at this link here: http://www.seflorida.bbb.org/Business-Report/All-American-Hot-Dog-Carts-Corp--11003567, you will see for your self our company's reputation in dealing with any customers concerns in handling any customers complaints.

    If you would like to have any questions answered, please give us a call. We will be glad to discuss any concerns and questions you might have about our product.

    Thank you.

    All American Hot Dog Carts

  • El
      17th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    Just because you are a member of the Better Business Bureau it doesnt mean you are an honest business; with them the members " pay to play "and their A status is the worst to trust ! You can hide behind this logo but in your heart you know who is telling the truth. If you go to my file http://ottawa.app.bbb.org/complaint/view/2054600/c/q2p1z4 you will see that it was "administatively resolved "which means when I got nowhere from trying to deal with Will Hodgskiss (no refunds, none of the products that I paid for but never recieved never rectified and no repairs to be able to operate my cart functionally ) After all the crackpot, off the wall responses, no questions answered, side stepping all the situations, So I finally asked the B.B.B. where to send the money to go forward to a mediation process which is supposed to be One of their services to a public consumer victim that is getting nowhere with a crooked business owner is next step to go forward to Mediation. Well next thing I get no reply back from the B.B.B. No E-Mails No phone calls so I called them. They said my complaint was closed and the whole file was erased. Completely Erased! and even though he has broken all the rules he gets to keep his A status. Now how about those bananas.
    So I applied to go on Judge Judy to get this resolved but I havent heard back. Truth is people looking to buy a hot dog cart BEWARE of Will Hogskiss All his trade names and Anything coming out of KIngston Ontario Canada

  • El
      17th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    Also check out "American Hot Dog Cart/Will Hodskiss Complaints-phone purchase. "

  • An
      14th of Nov, 2010
    0 Votes

    Will Hodskiss does business out of Canada dont buy anything from this piece of crap.ou will have a nightmare trying to register your cart in the US. I received my cart with no title, leaking sink broken hinges just a complete piece of crap just likethe person representing the company. YES WILL IS A PIECE OF CRAP!!!
    Save your money and shop elswhere

  • El
      4th of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes

    I have not yet received any refund reimbursement or resolution to my complaint against Will Hodgskiss and his hot dog cart company (whatver he calls himself these days)in Kingston Ontario. It seems he does it to everyone- everywhere and even when he promises to send you the prepaid things he didnt send in the first place he doesnt do that. So time goes on and he still has your money but you still dont have your product He gets to keep both. In my opinion He sent me a used refurbished cart thats why I didnt get an invoice until months later after I went to the BBB, He knowingly held me back from cancelling the transaction from my visa by promises to repair my cart and making me do all the footwork to get 3 estimates which delayed time, then he offers me a deal to get the cart repaired that ultimately he hasn't kept . The man is a lying deceptive crook and knows he can ignore you because he has your money and he Aint Giving It Back! All the sidestepping and bullcrap promises to jerk you around but it never comes. So I own an inoperable hot dog cart, I am still missing the $575cart cover the$230 umbrella the $86.25 dog sled server(that was on the elusive invoice that I had paid for but didnt order ), He was to send them back in 2009, reimburse me for the shipping charges of $873. and he offered me $500.00 towards the repair of my cart (the Lowest estimate was $1500.)money and missing parts and it is now 2011 and he Still Hasnt and all my attempts to resolve this whole situation have failed because he knows how to ignore you and work the system.

  • St
      18th of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes

    I have just bought the newyorker.And yes i almost cut my finger off also on the drain hole for the cooler very sharp watch out guys.Also before i bought a cart from this guy i was going to finance put $200.00 down Lost my resturant with my mom and was unable to keep making payments.And when i asked lou for a refund he basicaly told me to go blo.And that i was out of my cash.All american hot dog cart company is bull [censor] dont waste your money.Go to http://www.starsandstripescarts.com/addons.html These guys are the [censor] very nice very knowing and will help you build your dream cart.Tell them Jake sent ya.All i have to say about all american hot dog cart is that thank god i bought my cart used brand new and payed half or i would deff be hauling some [censor] in to court.

  • Jo
      7th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    i live in jacksonville fl and i bought a cart from all american hot dog cart in miami fl i dealt will a guy named milton he told me what the cost was and the shipping which i thought was fair i went to my local bank a paid for it and he ship it out i receieved it in four days he told me five and when i called him he help me with everything i will buy more from them the help was great and the cart works great i couldnt ask for no better service i am really happy and you sould call and ask for milton he will return your calls and bend over backwards to help you now i making a living and want to buy my second cart thanks milton hope to get my new cart soon. joe from jacksonville

  • Ri
      21st of Aug, 2013
    0 Votes

    Was told not to buy from All American hot cart but I did, got cart was damaged the trailer was not put to gather and was Chinese cheep junk that is held to gather by to 9/16 bolts that took me 2 hr to line up the holes, the light were not put on no directions or operating manual----- there 1-800 support line is out and the same lady picks up the phone, should listen waste of money

  • Ab
      18th of Dec, 2013
    0 Votes

    Has anybody had problems with being able to boil water in the All American with a grill?

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