Hot Dog Mike Closes Door on River Market Location

Michael Juiliano, aka Hot Dog Mike, has closed his storefront restaurant in the River Market District. His business died as it had lived: on social media. Juiliano made the announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page and the closure followed a blistering but, in our eyes, fair review on the Arkansas Times food blog Eat Arkansas.

City records show a roller-coaster ride in his taxable receipts, from a high of $8,723 in September 2012 to $2,331 in May 2013, the last month available.

Arkansas Business couldn’t reach him for comment.

Juiliano was highly skilled at forging a brand identity but his execution on the food side of the business faltered.

Unsolicited but well-meaning advice: You’re talented. Channel those talents into PR or advertising.

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