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.
Travis Lee is a contributing photographer and writer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.