A couple of years ago, 13-year-old Jaequan Faulkner started a hot dog stand selling hot dogs, chips, and soda to the locals. Most everyone loved it, but one person didn’t – and they reported him to the city for lack of a food vendor permit.
But instead of shutting him down, Minneapolis Health Director Dan Huff took a more positive route and helped Jaequan qualify as a real business! The health department paid his permit fee, equipped him with a thermometer and a hand-washing station, and trained him in food safety regulations. They even set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to buy him a mobile hot dog stand.
Jaequan originally started the business to help him work through depression and raise funds to buy clothes. It’s so nice to see that city officials have a heart and are working with him to make his small business a success!
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3 thoughts on “City Supports Boy’s Hot Dog Stand!”
Aww this is such a sweet and uplifting story! Thanks for sharing! 😊
Aw, this is such a lovely post, what a heartwarming story 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing it’s made my afternoon! x
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This is such a lovely story!! It’s amazing that a kid that young shows this initiative x