Popular food truck vendor "Hot Dog Mike" sold his final hot dogs in Little Rock before leaving town and moving to New Jersey.
Michael Juiliano helped revolutionize the use of Twitter in Central Arkansas. His primary way of alerting customers where they could find his food was on social media.
Appropriately enough, his last day of selling dogs in Little Rock was the end of his #UntilWeEatAgainTour. He was set up at the Chenal Promedade.
Little Rock is losing a popular food cart vendor.
Hot Dog Mike (Michael Juiliano) has posted on his blog that he's leaving Arkansas to return to his home state of New Jersey.
Mike's hot dogs have made many happy meals for Little Rock-area foodies since he arrived in the capital city in 2007.
Here's the full blog post:
As 2013 is upon us I would like to announce my future plans to you. I will be leaving Little Rock and heading back to NJ at the end of January. This has been an extremely tough decision but it's finally is clear to me. I left NJ in 1997, arrived in Little Rock in 2007 and have come full circle. My original home is calling me. My father is retiring and I will be going back to take over the family business. I'm proud of my father for what he has been able to do over the years. He has kept his small business running through all of the doubt and economical woes. I admire that and will proudly attempt to continue on the legacy. I'm thankful he will be there to help me. His knowledge is amazing. I plan on bringing a few modern technologies and business ideas into it but for the most part what he is doing works. There are not many shops like his around any more. I only want to help it become stronger and help it last another 30 years.