Interview and blog post by Sarah Blackwell Austin Underwood, 39, went to college right out of high school, and studied to be a prep chef. He’s lived on his own ever since graduation, but since jobs in the restaurant business were hard to find, he worked at a local grocery store for 14 years before asking a local restaurateur for a job. It’s incredibly exciting to hear how his dreams have begun to unfold over the last two years.
Tell us about yourself:
My name is Austin Underwood and I have Down syndrome. I am 39 years old.
Tell us about your company:
Austin’s Underdawgs is a hot dog truck and we have a franchise.
When did you decide you were ready to start your own business?
Who helped you start your business?
My mother helped me start my business.