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Topic - Mike Lowery
It sounds like the sort of thing frat boys would dare each other to eat - a hot dog wrapped in bacon, stuffed in a puffy roll, then smothered in pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mustard, jalapeno sauce, cheese and maybe a few crumbled potato chips sprinkled on top.
At age 19, Ryan Wilkins of Crystal City already has his own clothing line, but he realized he needed to develop some business skills before he could open his own store.
"The mayonnaise, the beans, the green sauce - if you were to describe it to somebody, they'd be like, I'm not putting that in my mouth," said Mike Lowery, web manager for the University of Arizona athletic department and Sonoran dog enthusiast.
"Whenever I take someone there, they're surprised by the bun because it's not the standard hot dog bun we're used to," Mr. Lowery said. "It's a slightly sweet bun, and that's what makes it a little different than the standard American hot dog."