Get To Know Us: Amanda Corona
Are you from the area originally?
AC:
  I was born in Missouri, but I have lived in
Mt. Pleasant pretty much my whole life.  I
went to Wando High School, and graduated
in 2009, and I am studying music at
Charleston Southern University.

Why do you enjoy working at Jack's?
AC:  Jack’s is like a big family.  Jack is a great
boss, and I am close with my coworkers, even the
ones that go away to college or have left, we all
keep in touch.  Plus, I am a people person, and
we have fun customers.  They want good food, in
a cool environment...Learn more about Amanda

Priscilla Shumway
The All American Hot Dog Stand

The All-American Hot Dog Stand


I have always liked the idea of the hot dog.  The all American one handed simple working person’s food!

As a kid growing up in the 50’s in rural New Jersey, we had a few of these quirky road side joints that sold hot dogs. My dad would load us up in the station wagon and off we go as a family to Hot Dog Johnny’s.  In town as teenagers, you could hang out on the oversize steps at Leo’s with your Nehi orange soda. During the summer, what family barbeque, clam bake, or post parade function did not serve hot dogs!

Fast forward to the late 90’s. My wife & I drove by this out of the way, stand alone building on Hwy 17 in Mt Pleasant. We both remarked, this would make a perfect roadside attraction for a hot dog joint. Our boys were in high school, so we had our first workforce with them and their friends.

In the 80’s we started five restaurants in the Burlington, VT area. I was always intrigued with the so called look, or theatre of the restaurant. You made your mark with the quality of your food, the personality of the owners & staff and the feel of the environment. This feel was my specialty!

At one restaurant, the Daily Planet we had this rocket hanging over our little dance floor. My partner Kenny called it Ming, the Mercifulness. As kids we were always fascinated with Flash Gordon and the campy view of the future. I kept Ming after we moved to Isle of Palms, so when it came time to name the joint - Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, Ming’s rocket was in front.

In coming up with Jack’s concept, we just focused on what we remembered as kids. Hot dogs, fresh cut fries, soft serve ice cream, draft root beer, vintage longneck sodas. Keep it simple and we did. We threw in some interesting colors of ketchup and mustard with some nostalgic props and BAM! Voted Best Hot Dog in Charleston area since 2000.                               

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Get To Know Us: Noel
Are you from the area originally?
Noel:  I grew up in Atlanta and moved here when I
started high school to live close to the beach.

How long have you worked at Jack’s?
Noel: I started working at Jack's about 6 months
ago.

What do you enjoy about working at Jack’s?
Noel:  I love working at Jack's because of the fun
energy and atmosphere.

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Get To Know Us: Lashekia Burch
Are you from the area originally?
LB:  Yes, I was born and raised in Mount Pleasant.
I have older brothers.  So, I am the youngest
and the only girl.  I went to Wando High School,
where I took advanced medical care classes, where
we learned how to care for patients.  I graduated in
2010, and now I attend Virginia College.  I will
graduate as a medical assistant in January 2014.

What do you want to do with your degree?
LB: I want to be successful.  Someone who can
work in the same environment and continually excel. 
I am a cheerful person, I like to interact and help
people.  I don’t like to see people sad.  What better
place to try to cheer...Learn more about Lashekia
Get To Know Us: Tiffany Sandusky
Are you from the area originally?
TS:
  I was born in Manila, Arkansas, and moved to
Mt. Pleasant when I was 7.  I graduated from
Wando and I am working on my degree in
business management.  I have three sisters and
two brothers, which I like, because I am one of
the oldest.  So, when I want something done I
can ask one of my younger siblings to do it.
Seriously though, it is great to have a big family,
especially during the holidays.

Why do you enjoy working at Jack's?
TS:  I’m going on my 9th year.  I have always really
liked Jack and Dave, they're fun bosses...Learn
more about Tiffany

Get To Know Us: Priscilla Shumway
How did you and Jack meet?
PS: After I graduated from college, I took a job at
Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah, running their
kindergarten and daycare programs. 

Jack was a short order cook, and I knew he
liked me, when he would hide the bacon under
the pancakes for me in the breakfast line. 

We dated for seven years and got married in 1980. 
We lived in Vermont for 13 years, where are
two sons, Morgan and Skylar, were born. 

We moved here in 1991 and have never regretted it
for a single day.  Learn more about Priscilla

Get To Know Us: Jack Hurley


Where are you from?
JH: Hackettstown, New Jersey.  Home of M&M's
Candies - I used to watch the peanuts dive into the
chocolate when I was bored in the summer!

What do you enjoy about the restaurant
business?

JH: I like the theater of a restaurant.  I think there
should be an ambience, a feel where you know
there is an owner’s vision behind a place and it is
not just a chain.  Ambience and the quality of the
food are the two most-important things.  I have
started 6 restaurants and 5 of them are still in
operation after 30 years.  With Jack’s Cosmic
Dogs, unlike a chain where customers eat their
food for convenience, people search us out for the
experience!  Learn more about Jack



Get To Know Us: Kendall Bair
Are you from the area originally?
KB:  I’ve lived in Mount Pleasant all my life, and I
have an older brother and sister. I just graduated
from Wando High School, where I played volleyball.
I have been playing for about 10 years.  I am taking
a semester off and working, before I go to college .

How long have you worked at Jack’s?
KB: I have worked at Jack’s for about 4 months. 
My family has been eating there since I was
younger and I decided to apply there.  My dad likes
to take us there, it has always been a father-
daughter thing he does with my sister and I.

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Kendall Bair