Gournet hot dog truck coming to campus for lunch Friday, May 12.

The Best Place for All Fun Club has invited Austin?s Underdawgs, a gourmet hot dog food truck, onto campus from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 at Alumni Plaza.

Austin Underwood, who has Down syndrome, opened his rolling restaurant in Fort Worth in 2016. But he has long been a familiar face to many in Fort Worth by greeting customers at Campisi?s Italian restaurant. He had dreamed of becoming a chef since he attended a vocational school for students with special needs ? and now his dream has come true.

On Friday, Austin will sell $8 meals that include a choice of hot dogs ?his signature ?straw dawg? comes with raspberry chipotle barbecue sauce, smoked bacon bits and crispy fried onion fries ? a bag of chips, a desert and a bottle of water or can of soda. The Fun Club will provide games and music.

Alumni Plaza, which will soon undergo a significant renovation, is directly east of the Gibson D. Lewis Library. If interest is high, the Fun Club will explore inviting more food trucks and greater selections to campus this fall. We hope to see you there!