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I scream, you scream, we all scream for . . . ice cream hot dogs? How one entrepreneur came up with a cool twist on a ballpark favorite

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What: Hot dog-shaped treats
Who: Peter and Tara Franklin of Cool Dogs Inc.
Where: Boston
When: Started in 1999

The idea for cool dogs-ice cream molded into the shape of a hotdog and encased in a bun-shaped cake-came to Peter Franklin as heprepared a hot dog for lunch one day. With his wife, Tara, 43,helping with the marketing, Peter set to work developing theidea.

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