Meet Adam Orhan, owner of the “meat cart,” outside the entrance to the Clark Street subway station. Adam sells chicken and lamb preparations, and also has a variety of sandwiches, donuts, and bagels, as well as coffee. His specialty is a chicken and lamb combo over rice, which costs $5.
For two years Mr. Orhan sold fruits and vegetables at the same location. Brooklyn Heights proved to be a profitable area so he decided to expand his business by adding a cart that could provide meals that put his cooking skills to use. After two months, he is only making about one quarter of the revenue that he made from the fruit and vegetable business; however, he likes the location and has developed a following among the students living in the St. George. He paid $5,000 for a two year City permit to operate his cart