Mason Wright’s work ethic started at an early age. When he was 10 and 11 years old, he’d ask for a job at the local grocery store every time he visited, only to be turned down because of his age. Determined to make some spending money, Mason decided he’d go into business for himself instead.
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In 2017, he took all the money he had saved from previous small jobs, like mowing lawns and walking dogs, and invested in a little food cart. Then, he went to sell hot dogs where he knew there would be plenty of hungry customers – a nearby college campus. Since then, his success has only grown.
Mason’s business was booming, and his hot dogs were named as one of PETA’s best vegan hot dogs. But, when everything shut down because of the coronavirus, he suddenly was without busy street corners. So, with the help of his older sister, he went through the excruciating process of getting his own business license and opened Mason’s Super Dogs.
It’s now a small walk-up shop where he has a full-time staff and plenty of patrons lining up for one of his delicious, unique hot dogs. In fact, he’s completely sold out of hot dogs on more than one occasion.
In three years, and at only 14 years old, Mason has gone from a hot dog cart operator to Georgia’s youngest restaurant owner, and he has no plans to stop there. He hopes to continue growing his business until he has restaurants “all over, like McDonald’s.” At this rate, that seems to be a very likely dream.
If you’re in the Stonecrest, GA area, check out Mason’s Super Dogs, but if you’re not, you can follow his business journey on Instagram. Also, share this story with your friends to help spread the word about his restaurant.
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