Hey! It’s my birthday today and I’m really excited to announce the birth of a new business project on the same day as my own birth. Over the past year I’ve become a little obsessed with the idea of owning a classic street vendor hot dog cart — the shiny silver kind you see in movies or during trips to cities like New York or Chicago with the big umbrellas and wheels that the operator can use to push along the street and go where the people are.
I’ve also become a big fan of all things Hawaiian over the past few years (it’s probably my favorite place I’ve ever visited), and that turned into collecting tiki mugs and learning how to make tiki cocktails, as well as a hunger to visit tiki bars like the gorgeous Max’s South Seas Hideaway in Grand Rapids, MI (what an awesome place!), the dearly-departed Grass Skirt Tiki Room that used to be in downtown Columbus, and my current local favorite the Huli Huli Tiki Lounge in Powell, Ohio (more on that later…).
I decided to combine these two interests and I’m proud to announce the launch of my new business…
Happy Tiki Hot Dogs & Catering
Happy Tiki Hot Dogs is a mobile street cart that I can bring to local spots for serving the public, or use to cater private parties and corporate events. The business is based in my current city of Delaware, Ohio (a suburb about 30 minutes north of Columbus), and I’m happy to say my shiny new cart just passed it’s inspection by the health department with flying colors and is almost ready for its street vending debut!
I still have a couple location permits that need to be filed for serving to the public, but if you have a holiday party, sporting event, or corporate gathering where you’d like fun, friendly, casual fare with an aloha tiki flair, visit HappyTikiHotDogs.com and tell me about your event.
If you’re a business in Columbus, Ohio (especially if you’re on the north end of town in areas like Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Plain City, etc.) and you’d like to draw some attention to your business during lunch or dinner times by attracting people with a shiny hot dog cart and friendly goof ball serving up a tasty menu of hot dogs and other treats — drop me a line!
If you’re interested in visiting one of the public appearances, menu items, and curious to learn more about my new business as it develops, I invite you to Like the Facebook page and follow the Happy Tiki Hot Dogs Instagram account.
I’m very excited about this new business and looking forward to sharing more details as we launch in the coming weeks… Mahalo!