Thursday, after a long struggle with red tape, teen hot dog vendor Nathan Duszynski opened for business and the support came flooding in.
“I'm starting to get a lot of business and I've only been open two hours,” Nathan Duszynski said. “It's kind of overwhelming. I didn't think it would get this much attention. I didn`t think the hot dog cart would be such a big deal."
His success comes after weeks of trying to find a way to legally open his hot dog cart. City leaders found part of an ordinance that allows him to operate in front of Reliable Sports, as long as he's on city property and gets the proper permit.
Nathan purchased a temporary permit for $200 bucks, which will allow him to operate his hut until school starts.
“When I see Nathan with a desire to help his family, it's awesome,” Ken Vos, with Reliable Sports, said.
Vos helped Nathan out with the process to get him setup and loaned him the money he needed to buy food for the hut.
“I hope the rest of the community comes out and buys a hot dog, too. I've heard so many people say they want to support Nathan, because they believe in a young man trying to make a living,” Vos said.
Nathan's mom says she couldn't be more proud of her son.
"Sometimes it hard to believe he's going to be 14, sometimes he acts like he is 17. But, he's doing a great job. I'm really proud of him and so is his Dad," Lynette Johnson, Nathan's mom said.
Nathan says he hopes he inspires other to follow their dreams and to not stop when there is a roadblock in the way.
“When I was first shutdown, I thought the lesson was to not go out and do thing on your own, but now I`ve learned that you need to, because you can really change things,” Duszynski said.