Someone called the authorities on a 13-year-old boy’s summer hot dog stand in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jaequan Faulkner opened “Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs” to raise money for new school clothes,
Jaequan told KARE in June: “It puts pride in me to see that I’m doing something good for the community.”
However, Jaequan’s hot dog stand was not officially permitted to serve food to the public.
Logan Ebeling, a health inspector with the city of Minneapolis, said the Minneapolis Health Department, the Minneapolis Promise Zone and the Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) came together to help bring Jaequan’s hot dog stand up to code.
The Health Department staff helped pay for Jaequan’ $87 permit.
Jaequan thanked them: “Surprisingly, I’m like, dang the city’s not the bad guys in this situation. They’re actually the ones who are helping me. It makes me feel kind of—not kind of—really proud that people know what I’m doing.”
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