A blog about movies and the Sturbridge area, including The Brookfields, Brimfield, Charlton, Holland, Wales, and Spencer as well as adjacent towns.

Friday, June 8, 2012

the Village Hotdog

The Village Hotdog

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steamed because, per Greg, “being from the Midwest, there is no other style.”

With all that is for sale at the Village Dog, one might think they have a lot on their plate.  Still, they are looking for ideas for other offerings to carry, items that would please the customer.

Which is what Greg wants to do.  He wishes the Dog to be close to the clientele it serves, and takes pride in knowing as many patrons as he can by name.  There is a customer loyalty card that gives a free dog after the 12th purchase.  When asked about a goal, he said the operation should be known for “cleanliness, quality and consistency.”

Those who can remember childhood, also recall that no matter their taste now, they probably loved hot dogs.  The younger customers receive special treatment from Greg and crew.  If they wear their team jerseys on Saturday, they get a free bag of chips.  There are also free stickers and tattoos with the logo. Don’t worry mom and dad, you won’t need laser treatment. Soap and water will do.

The Village Dog may not provide children a role model, but it does give them someone to look up to.  Frank, the mascot is tall in the hot dog suit.   Kids love him.  It helps that he has a lot of personality.  Frank showed up at opening day for the team the Village Hot Dog sponsored in the Girls’ softball league and he was a big hit.

The shop is located next to Yankee Spirits and is managed by Southbridge resident, Amanda Hausammann.  On a pleasant day, you can sit outside on the deck as you eat.  The Village Hotdog is open every day at 11:30 a.m. closing at 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On the web, villagehotdog.com will take you to the facebook page.  

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