Hot dog stand sells bridal bouquets

June 27, 2011 at 3:49 PM

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- A New York hot dog vendor who said business has been slowing down said she is augmenting income by offering bridal bouquets alongside the sausages.

Kohnoor Begum, 49, who runs a hot dog stand with her daughter outside the Marriage Bureau in Manhattan, said she and her daughter have been encouraging couples going into the building to buy their colorful artificial bouquets and boutonnieres, the New York Post reported Monday.

"Business is very slow," Begum said. "We need to make more money."

Bride Jeleinnie Gonzalez bought one of the stand's bouquets for her wedding while groom Eric Gonzalez enjoyed a hot dog.

"It's pretty cool. She's selling flowers and hot dogs," Eric Gonzalez said. "I don't think you could find this in any other city."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Textbook publisher to revise photo caption calling slaves 'workers'
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters
'Minions' sign at village of same name taken down amid picture safety concerns
Harry Potter fans 'trying to free' Dobby with socks in London
Researcher puts sea turtles in swimsuits to collect fecal samples