RICHMOND, Va. — After nearly four years dishing out hot dogs on the go, Robert Stout has found a place to park in one of Richmond’s most sought-after neighborhoods, though he’s hardly slowing down.
The Dog Wagon Carry-Out, the first brick-and-mortar offshoot of Stout’s Dog Wagon food truck, opened for business this week at 2930-C W. Broad St. in the Gather co-working building along the southern edge of Scott’s Addition.
“People had always said, ‘Hey, I missed you at your stop today, why don’t you open up a permanent location?’” Stout said. “Now we’re here.”
With about 1,100 square feet of space, the restaurant also doubles as The Dog Wagon’s prep space for its food truck, and provides storage space.
Stout would not say how much he spent on the new location, but said he completed most of the renovations to the space himself – helping him save on overhead costs.
The new restaurant offers more than a dozen hot dog and corn dog options, ranging from the Chicago Style to the Clayton Carolina Dog. The location also serves Boardwalk fries with a dash of vinegar and sea salt, along with root beer floats.
“When I opened this restaurant, I wanted to increase the options,” Stout said. “There’s something for everyone.”
The restaurant has limited seating, allowing Stout to build on the venture’s “to go” concept – and that involves working with a few of his boozy Scott’s Addition neighbors.
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