Thirteen-year-old Jaequan Faulkner may be young, but he already has entrepreneurial spirit. The Minnesota boy opened his very own hot dog stand in hopes of raising enough money to buy new clothes for the next school year.
The stand, Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs, was opened on Penn Avenue North earlier this summer. The teenage entrepreneur has been in the hot dog business for a while. He ran another hot dog stand in 2016 with the help of his uncle, but took the summer of 2017 off. Now that he’s back, Faulkner said, “It puts pride in me to see that I’m doing something good for the community,” KARE- reports.
Faulkner’s hot dog stand was promoted by the Facebook page “Bike Cops for Kids,” which encouraged people to visit. Business was booming for Faulkner, but there was one problem with his stand — it did not have a permit.