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Published: Jul 3, 2014

Mark's Gourmet Dogs Wins Big with MSUFCU startUP Loan

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MSUFCU is proud to support our members in achieving their goals and dreams. Local entrepreneurs, Krysta and Mark McGee, are just two examples of individuals dreaming big and working to make their dreams a reality. The McGee’s began their journey with the goal of expanding their food cart business, Mark’s Gourmet Dogs, which has been operated seasonally in Eaton Rapids since 2009. Their hard work and dedication ultimately led them to prevail as winners of the Food Network series, “Food Court Wars.”


The pair competed on the show to win a food court space for a year at the Lansing Mall, beating out Grand Grillin for the top prize. Working with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lansing Community College, they created a business plan and were able to determine the next steps toward growing their business. With the help of MSUFCU and the startUP loan, the McGee’s had the chance to make their dreams come true.  


“MSU Federal Credit Union’s startUP loan was exactly what we needed to get the doors open,” said Mark McGee.


The MSUFCU startUP loan provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to take their business ideas to the next level by fostering growth and creating new ventures in the Greater Lansing area. The startUP loan is available to all MSUFCU members who have established new businesses in the past two years in the tri-county area: Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton County. Sometimes all it takes is a simple idea to create the beginning of a successful business.  For more information on the startUP loan, please visit our website.


Mark’s Gourmet Dogs is located in the Lansing Mall Food Court at W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI. They are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To view their menu, visit their Facebook page.