Post and Courier
September 20, 2014

Hot dog salesman Bill Cole eats the merchandise

Posted: 07/15/2014 05:25 p.m.


By Hanna Raskin

OK, well, I probably ate a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast. I'm not much of a breakfast person.

Since I sell hot dogs, I ate about three all day. I try a variety of toppings on them so I can tell customers what's good. I've come down to chili and a little cheese, onions and mustard. I eat mainly just the hot dog with yellow mustard because it's so good. I sell Nathan's all-beef hot dogs.

I probably had a few bags of chips. Three or four bottles of water, along with maybe one Diet Coke.

For dinner, my wife made mashed potatoes, green beans and creamed corn, with some chicken she made in the oven with Parmesan cheese and mayonnaise. It was really good.

I don't get tired of hot dogs. Not really. I'll be gone for a few days and want to get back. I miss the hot dogs.


Bill Cole is the operator of Charleston Hot Dog Company, a grill cart parked at the corner of King and Spring streets. He lives in Hollywood.