Should you tip the hot dog vendor?

The beer man is the star of the vending show. There’s been a vendor selling ice cold beer just steps inside the gate at Kauffman Stadium on my last two visits — you can buy a beer before you can buy a program or get a T-shirt for signing up  for a credit card.

Just a step below the beer vendor is the hot dog vendor, who now hands a hot dog down the line very carefully, likely mindful of the legacy of Slugerrr. And after that, the peanut, Cracker Jack and cotton candy vendors all vie for their spots on the podium. Nearly everyone tips the beer vendor — at least those who want him to return the next inning. A good number of people tip the hot dog vendor if they’ve ordered more than one dog. But it seems like most other vendors are out of luck.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink