Instead of Shutting Down Teen’s Hot Dog Stand, City Helps Him Get a Permit and Start a Business
Instead of shutting down a teenager’s hot dog stand for not having a permit, the city helped him turn his stand into a business.
13-year-old Jaequan Faulkner started his hot dog stand in 2016 as a means of doing something creative to fend off his depression. Additionally, he wanted to use the money to buy himself some new clothes.
So with his tabletop business set up in front of his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the youngster started selling hot dogs, chips, and sodas to the locals – and everybody loved it.
As his stand garnered more and more attention, however, someone complained to the city’s health department for Jaequan’s lack of a permit.