I can confidently say that, because it was the reaction I had with this food truck experience. Not only is the food great, but so is the story behind it!
In just two years, Underdawgs has gone from a small food cart, to now a mobile food truck! The event I was fortunate to attend served 40! But that is nothing, because the following day the team would be preparing for a 400 person company event!!
Underdawgs offers to provide the yummiest and specially made dawgs to any event, business or birthday party or gathering!
Any hotdog can taste great, but what makes these different? I would say it is the mission behind Austin’s business! The owner and President, Austin Underwood, has been making his dream a reality since 2016 now. The dream? Austin’s heart is for sharing to others with special needs that they can also “have a job like me and live on their own with responsibilities.” and Austin is doing just that!! Austin understands the needs of one with limited abilities. Not only does Austin want to inspire others, he has also created a fundraising source event as well as his profit business! The Each & Everyone Foundation, the charity that is his favorite, is focused on making better the lives of others with limited abilities by vocational training and working opportunities.
The day I visited the food truck, I was welcomed in and felt apart of the Underdawg family! Austin gave me the opportunity to go inside the truck and see the behind the scenes of how a typical set up went. The atmosphere was fun, as I watched the team prepare for the crowd. Austin’s assistant, Daniel, was cooking the hot dogs while the rest of the team made sure everything else was ready. Even though Austin was busy setting up and preparing for the crowd, he still made time to talk to me and answer my questions! Austin said the best thing about working the job is seeing how happy he makes others and seeing their smiles.
Before the truck opened for business, I had the opportunity to walk with Austin as he presented the birthday girl with a gift! I could truly see the heart behind the business. Austin just wants to bring joy and happiness to everyone he comes in contact with. It’s one thing thinking of a successful business, but something special when it positively impacts who you are serving! When asking him about giving the gift, he replied that “it feels really nice...I always make people smile!"
The menu served:
The Classic Dawg
The Straw Dawg
The Jalapeno Straw Dawg
....and they were a Hit!!
My favorite? You have to try the iconic Straw Dawg.. I wanted to eat two!!
I loved the experience seeing how much joy Austin brought to others by simply providing great food and service! Each dawg was served with a smile!
You can read Austin’s story and find more information to book him for your next event below!