|Adam Clay is still cooking up hot dogs.|
But there's good news: Adam Clay may have left the building, but he's still in the parking lot.
That's where Clay originally started his hot dog business several years ago. It was just Clay and his cart. He thought he could really bring in the bucks -- especially during the cold winter months -- by moving into the adjacent building. But, he says, "Things didn't really work out."
You see, he had an employee running the indoor operation while he took a job as a corporate chef. That didn't pan out, so now he's moved his hot dog cart back out to the parking lot and given the business a new name: Clay's Curbside Grill.
"When the weather gets cooler, I'll have chili again," Clay says. "And I like being back outside."
Clay still puts together a terrific Chicago dog, as well as traditional and Polish dogs.
"It's a great business," he says. "But I think people prefer buying hot dogs outside."