Sweet Potato Stand in Japan is Run by An Adorable Shiba Inu

Sweet Potato Stand in Japan is Run by An Adorable Shiba Inu
Ryan General
By Ryan General
March 27, 2019
A small shop in Japan is getting great business all thanks to the good boy who manages its day-to-day operations.
Ken-Kun, an adorable three-year-old Shiba Inu, has been entrusted to watch over a roasted sweet potato store in Hokkaido.
According to Japanese Twitter user hina_shii_ver2, he was surprised to encounter no humans serving customers when he visited the store.
However, he was delighted to see the Shiba Inu pop up, showing his little face to greet the customer.
Since 犬の焼き芋屋 is a self-service store, Ken-Kun doesn’t need to do anything except be cute as his mere presence is enough.
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Customers only need to open the white box located at the front of the store to pick up a roasted sweet potato and then pay by putting the money into a small hole.
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While a poster notes that each roasted sweet potato costs 100 yen ($1), the store uses an honesty-based concept that counts on the customer’s discipline to actually leave payment for the sweet potato.
“Because I am a dog, I can’t give you a change,” says a sign that allows generous customers to leave Ken-Kun some well-deserved tips.
On his days off, Ken-Kun can be found enjoying a stroll with his human.
Ken-Kun and 犬の焼き芋屋  can be found at 北海道札幌市清田区清田2条1丁目15-11 (1-Chome 15-11, Kiyota-Ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido).
Can I speak to your manager please?
Featured image via Twitter / hina_shii_ver2
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