Austin Underwood, Founder of Austin's Underdawgs wearing a black culinary uniform and holding a hot dog with tongs

Austin Underwood, Founder of Austin’s Underdawgs

Austin Underwood is the founder of Austin’s Underdawgs, a hot dog food truck and franchise in the Dallas Fort-Worth area. After earning a certificate as a prep chef and working as a chef in an Italian restaurant, Austin founded his own company in 2016. Since then, Austin’s Underdawgs has sold over 60,000 hot dogs and has become a local favorite. Recently, the company has expanded to offer franchising options, allowing individuals and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve meaningful self-employment with a living wage.