Hot dog! Anthony Weiner plans to open a restaurant - WFXG FOX54 Augusta - Your News One Hour Earlier

Hot dog! Anthony Weiner plans to open a restaurant

Posted: Updated:
Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, right, plans to open a restaurant to help bring jobs to an area of the city devastated by Hurricane Sandy. (Source: CNN) Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, right, plans to open a restaurant to help bring jobs to an area of the city devastated by Hurricane Sandy. (Source: CNN)

NEW YORK (CNN) - Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner is finding a new way to serve the people of New York.

He plans to open a restaurant one year after his failed bid to become the city's mayor.

The nonprofit Rockaway Restoration Kitchen is still in the planning phases.

Part of its stated mission is to aid the unemployed in Rockaway, Queens - a neighborhood that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Weiner told CNN the goal is to create jobs and provide "healthy, local food options" to the community.

Weiner lost his bid for New York City mayor last year amid a sexting scandal, two years after he resigned from Congress on the heels of admitting he sent inappropriate messages to several women.

Copyright 2014 CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow