A website describes the Queens, N.Y.-based nonprofit venture as a “culinary workplace participation program” in an “active restaurant that makes money, serves quality food and gives trainees on-the-job experience.”
The yet-to-be-built eatery, which appears to be in the early planning stages, says it aims to train " 'second chance' unemployed who have had problems getting and holding jobs because of a history of substance abuse, incarceration or heath problems” for its staff.
Weiner, who made an unsuccessful bid for New York City mayor last year, “is still looking for a home for this enterprise,” the local paper writes.
The food business wouldn't be Weiner's only post-politics endeavor — the disgraced former congressman also pens a column about hockey for Business Insider.Weiner confirmed plans for the restaurant in a reply to former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Twitter:
.@WalshFreedom thanks. A lot of work to do to make it happen but in the meantime you really should visit Rockaway.— Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) August 8, 2014