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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Family-Run Hot Dog Stand Navigates an Uncertain Season


October 29, 2020

Heather and Tommy Ruark have been successfully operating the Heavenly Hot Dog stand since 2014.

Tommy Ruark has enjoyed cooking since he was a teenager. The 26-year old Westland resident says it has always been a hobby, so when some retiring neighbors who ran a mobile hot dog stand were planning on selling their food cart, the opportunity was too good to pass up. "I always enjoyed food anyways, and I just though running a food cart was cool, and I've expanded our menu a little bit and I just really enjoy the work," he says.

It was 2014 when Ruark along with his sister, Heather, purchased the hot dog cart from their neighbors, who had already established the business, Heavenly Hot Dogs, o...

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