Winning! Young entrepreneur is on a roll

Jaequan Faulkner with his mother Monique and a representative from Oscar Mayer
Northside teen Jaequan Faulkner stays winning. The young entrepreneur became a national sensation after Minneapolis’ own version of #PermitPatty tried to shut down the 13-year-old’s hot dog stand last month.

Instead, Minneapolis officials chipped in and got him an official permit. They also gave him meat thermometers, hand sanitizer, a hand-washing station and other vending essentials.

Now, Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs is enjoying an inventory boost from Oscar Mayer. The brand’s Weinermobile visited his hot dog stand last week and gave him hundreds of hot dogs — enough to last the rest of the summer.

Faulkner operates his hot dog stand at various locations in Minneapolis, from 11 am to 3 pm daily. He will be at Minneapolis Urban League, located 2100 Plymouth Avenue, now through August 4.