Faulkner passed his health inspection, and the city issued him a special event food permit. The teen didn't pay for the permit, but the inspectors themselves chipped in the $87 fee, the Star Tribune reported.
Business leaders also helped Faulkner develop his plan on making the hot dog stand profitable.
Faulkner planned on using his profits for extra spending money, the Star Tribune reported. CNN reported that he was also using the money to buy new clothes and shoes.
But Faulkner said that he's not doing it just for the money. "It's just something I enjoy doing," he told the Star Tribune.
Next year, though, he wants to help others with the money he earns. He plans to put 25 cents of every hot dog sale to raise awareness about youth suicide and depression, the Star Tribune reported.
Faulkner's permit is good for 10 days after issue, then he will move the stand to new locations including in front of an area police station which sponsored his next permit. Other organizations will pay for the permits to get through the rest of the summer, CNN reported.