Hot dog lovers in the greater Waterbury area can enjoy their favorite food while supporting Abilities Without Boundaries now that the non-profit organization’s hot dog cart is officially open for business.
In the midst of a downturned economy, Abilities has had to look beyond the realm of normal, even conventional, job opportunities for its clients – adults with developmental disabilities.
This new business venture excites the entire staff of Abilities as well as the clients that will be assisting in the hot dog cart operations. Abilities Job Developer, Charlie Monti, is especially excited to grow the business.
“We are proud to offer our workers an opportunity to work directly with the public in a unique setting,” said Monti.
After procuring a vintage hot dog cart, Abilities went through multiple certification and registration processes to be able to set up camp at the corner of Field Street and Meadow Street in Waterbury.
Though it won’t be a full-service food truck, the Abilities hot dog cart will be serving three foods classified under the “hot dog genre”: natural casing pork & beef Grote and
Weigel hot dogs, skinless all-beef Grote and Weigel hot dogs, and a traditional kielbasa. Individuals interested in
paying a visit to the cart can expect it to be open for business between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Abilities Without Boundaries will be using all of the proceeds from the hot dog cart to pay the clients who perform work duties at the cart as well as to enhance programming for the rest of Abilities Without Boundaries.
“As each season starts and finishes, we will learn, expand, and develop. This is an exciting time for Abilities and for the community to come down and support this venture,” Monti concluded.