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Mpls. teen's hot dog stand featured on Steve Harvey

A Minneapolis teen got some big surprises when he and his hot dog stand were featured on Steve Harvey this week.
Credit: Heidi Wigdahl, KARE 11
Jaequan Faulkner at his original hot dog stand on 1510 Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis in June.

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis teen's hot dog stand has been the subject of a lot of buzz this year, but he still wasn't prepared for the surprises in store this week.

Thirteen-year-old Jaequan Faulkner's hot dog stand became a hit this summer. But he soon encountered a challenge when the city of Minneapolis received a complaint about his stand.

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Instead of shutting him down, the city and several nonprofit groups helped him get a permit to do business officially.

Since then, Jaequan's story has traveled far. He was even visited by the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.

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But some of the biggest surprises came when he appeared on Steve Harvey this week.

Harvey told Jaequan's story to the crowd - and then presented him with a $10,000 check for his business from ConAgra Brands food company. But he wasn't done yet. He brought on Shark Tank's Daymond John, who gave Jaequan a shiny new hot dog stand from Hammacher Schlemmer.

Watch Jaequan on Steve TV below:

Jaequan's stand, Mr. Faulkner's Old Fashioned Hot Dogs, is Located at 1510 Penn Avenue North.

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