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Cones 4 College operates ‘College Dogs’ at Martin Park

College Dogs offers a wide variety of hot dogs and ice cream.

College Dogs offers a wide variety of hot dogs and ice cream.

When Zach Cohen and his Cones 4 College ice cream business won the Martin Park ice cream bid for 2013, he thought he would do what he has done for the past four summers. He would have a presence there as well as service the community on his truck. However, one thing led to another and “College Dogs” was born.

“When I was approached, I played with the idea for a while,” said Mr. Cohen. “It made sense but I had no time. I work alone now and I was juggling a lot. But, one night I started drawing a logo and thinking up a menu. How could I say no?”

His mom, Lynn, decided to help. She has a soft spot for the hot dog business. “My dad was in the hot dog business in the 1950’s — College Dogs is sort of a tribute to him, in my mind anyway. What can be better than to honor your dad and help your son at the same time? I would have done anything for my dad and would so anything for my son. It became a no-brainer.”

Together they and their crew provide an extensive hot dog menu and many ice cream choices.

“The response has been amazing,” said Mr. Cohen. “People love the food and the convenience. We are trying to give it a family picnic type feel.”

College Dogs and Cones 4 College are available to do parties. For information, email zach@cones4college.com.

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