Food Road Trip: Hot Diggety Dawgs

SALEM, W.Va. — The people of Salem have a new business they’re excited about. Pastor Richard and Annette Gibson had wanted to get into the food industry for years and on March 1 their dreams came true.

“Recently this place became available for rent, and it’s a monthly basis, so we were like, ‘Hey, it’ll be a good idea to try our hot dog thing. “, Gibson said.

Gibson said a hot dog joint was a talking point for Salem residents, and with people raving about his homemade hot dog chili and coleslaw for years, Hot Diggety Dawgs was An evidence.

Hot Diggety Dawgs sign (WBOY image)

Gibson said they wanted to cater to what people in the area wanted. “We polled a few times in our community group in Salem and dogs were one of the things that people kept saying, ‘we need a good hot dog place, we have needed a good hot dog place,” so coupled with the fact that people have always loved my chili and coleslaw, that did it for us.

Now, it’s not just your typical hot dog joint. The Gibsons have put their own spin on the normal hot dog and have a variety of items on their menu.

Hot Diggity Dawg Combo (WBOY pic)

Gibson gave us a quick rundown of their menu, saying, “We have a Dawg Bowl which is chili, fritos, and cheese, then we have a Diggity Dawg Combo, which is two hot dogs, fries, and a drink. And next week, we’re going to start serving a Big Dawg platter, which will consist of two hot dogs, potato salad and baked beans.

Hot Diggety Dawgs menu (image WBOY)

The restaurant celebrated its opening in Salem on March 16 and was joined by the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce for the occasion.

Showcase of Hot Diggety Dawgs (image WBOY)

Hot Diggety Dawgs is located at 190 W Main St. in Salem. You can find them on Facebook, or by calling 304-871-6786. They are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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