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Georgia’s Youngest Restaurant Owner, His Sister Discuss Opening Mason’s Super Dogs Amid Pandemic

A crowd gathers outside of Mason's Super Dogs in Stonecrest.
A crowd gathers outside of Mason's Super Dogs in Stonecrest.
Credit Courtesy of Mason's Super Dogs

The youngest restaurant owner in Georgia created his own recipe for success long before becoming a teenager.

Mason Wright, the owner of Mason’s Super Dogs in Stonecrest, says his road to entrepreneurship began when he was 9 years old — when he’d wash his neighbor’s cars, mow lawns and walk dogs to earn cash.

Mason says he used the money from those gigs to purchase his first food cart, which paved the way for him to sell hot dogs on the Morehouse College campus.

A trip to New York City inspired Mason Wright’s business concept to sell hot dogs with various toppings. (Courtesy of Mason's Super Dogs)
A trip to New York City inspired Mason Wright’s business concept. (Courtesy of Mason’s Super Dogs)

“The No. 1 rule for business, for me, would be to start making your own ingredients for success ahead of time, like start as soon as you can,” the 14-year-old said.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Mason and his older sister and mentor, Mary-Pat Hector, talked with show host Rose Scott about how a trip to New York City inspired Mason’s business concept to sell hot dogs with various toppings.

The brother-and-sister duo also talked about opening Mason’s Super Dog’s first brick-and-mortar location amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of building generational wealth and how they plan to expand the business in the future.

Guests:

  • Mason Wright, owner of Mason’s Super Dogs
  • Mary-Pat Hector, mentor and graduate student at Georgia State University

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.

 

Mason Wright, left, owner of Mason's Super Dogs, and his older sister and mentor, Mary-Pat Hector, join “Closer Look” to discuss Mason’s journey to becoming the youngest restaurant owner in the state of Georgia at the age of 14.
Mason Wright, left, owner of Mason’s Super Dogs, and his older sister and mentor, Mary-Pat Hector, join “Closer Look” to discuss Mason’s journey to becoming the youngest restaurant owner in the state of Georgia at the age of 14. (Courtesy of Mason’s Super Dogs)