FAIRFIELD — Famous Vinnie’s Hot Dogs has gone mobile.
The brick-and-mortar business is located at 1708 W. Texas St. in Fairfield. From 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Vinnie’s also sells hot dogs 2 miles away near the Solano County courthouse, but from a cart.
“We’ve got the same hot dog,” owner Vinnie Vedella said. “Hot dogs, chips, soda, bottled water.”
Vedella opened his West Texas Street restaurant in 2012. He had been in the construction business for 30 years, but said he had always wanted to run a hot dog store. His father owned restaurants and bars. He grew up in New York, where hot dog shops and carts are common.
He started the cart at the courthouse about two months ago.
“Just trying to expand the business and get the word out there,” he said.
With the cart, he gets business from the county government and court employees and the people coming to court. Plus, there are people who just drive up, Vedella said.
“People stop and get a quick lunch,” he said.
He also brings the cart to some weekend community events, he said. He is thinking of getting another cart and putting it at the courthouse in Vallejo.
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