DRAYTON – Hometown Hot Dogs and Sausages, a small family-owned business, opens on June 12 at the Drayton municipal parking area across from the Drayton Fire Hall.
Daniel Giffin, 14, of Drayton, found it difficult to find employment as most employers’ minimum hiring age is 15 years of age. So with some help from his parents, Daniel is now an operator of Hometown Hot Dogs, a mobile hot dog stand, and a food-based businesses that can fully operate under pandemic regulations.
“Daniel has been looking for something to put himself into and to make some money for himself. His mother and I both have backgrounds in the food industry, so I guess you could say we are the silent partners. We will work together as a family, and this will be a great experience for our son,” said Christian Giffin, Daniel’s father.
Hometown Hot Dogs has committed to using local suppliers like Stemmler’s Meats out of Heidelberg, Ontario, and Fresh Start Bakery out of Palmerston and Gowanstown.
Hometown Hot Dogs will feature a jumbo all-beef hot dog as well as a kids-size nitrate-free hot dog (called the puppy dog) and Chorizo, Polish, and turkey sausage. The business has teamed up with Caplansky’s Delicatessen, which will supply their mustards for use on the cart and resale in bottles. The menu features some specialty mayos like spicy tango, rosemary garlic and a Japanese mayo.
For information go to https://www.facebook.com/hometownhotdogsandsausages.