Why Is There No Place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Get a Good Hotdog?
Over the weekend, I wanted a hot dog. It was like a scene from the movie “Legally Blonde.”
Please give me a Southern Slaw Dog, a Special dog from Gus Dogs in Birmingham, a dog from Chris’ Famous Hot Dogs in Montgomery, DC Ben’s Chili Bowl Dog, South Carolina Skin’s Hot Dog, a Polish Boy Hot Dog from Cleveland, Chicago Style Hot Dog, New York Style Hot Dog, and the list is endless.
Can you tell? I know my hot dogs. I believe this comes from my Dad, as he was a self-proclaimed aficionado of hot dogs. I can remember the magic he would create on the grill with hot dogs. At summer cookouts at my house, there was always a line waiting for them.
So, this past weekend, I just wanted to travel down memory lane. To my discovery, in Tuscaloosa, the only options I had for hot dogs were Sonic, Cookout, and Rama Jama’s. All good choices, but I wanted to find a traditional hot dog stand or cart. Which brings me to my question:
Why are there no hot dog stands in Tuscaloosa, Alabama?
I think this type of business would do well in Tuscaloosa for many reasons, but I will narrow it down to my top 5.
#1 - Location: Football season, tailgating areas, and downtown Tuscaloosa.
#2 - If there are no other hot dog stands or carts, they would have the hot dog eating population.
#3 - Tuscaloosa is a melting pot of folks from different regions due to the University and other major employers.
#4 - Hot dogs fit well into the grab-and-go culture.
#5 - Profit margins.
If I have missed a great place to get a hot dog, please let me know. Click here to email me. I will be there when they open up.
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