The Original Hot Dog Factory Opens Two New Local Franchises

Atlanta-based restaurant chain opens Oct. 15 in Lawrenceville, debuted in Alpharetta last week.
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The Original Hot Dog Factory has welcomed two new locations to the Atlanta metro area this month with the openings of the growing chain’s Alpharetta (Halcyon) and Lawrenceville restaurants.

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Franchisee Tony Hicks on Friday, October 15 will debut the Lawrenceville outpost in the Village Shoppes at Simonton, at 930 New Hope Rd.

In Alpharetta, The Original Hotdog Factory made its debut on Friday, October 8 adjacent to Holmes Slice Pizza in the Halcyon food hall, at 6330 Halcyon Way, Suite 770. The location is owned by Izzy and Charity Ramos, who also opened an outpost of The Original Hot Dog Factory at Marietta Square Market last month.

The restaurant franchise now has 23 locations open including five in Atlanta, six in Philadelphia, two in New York and others in Columbus, Houston, Birmingham, Anniston, Charlotte, Memphis and New Jersey. Locations in Augusta, Athens, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix are underway.

The Original Hot Dog Factory’s menu consists of, well, hot dogs, and other mains like hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and salads. French fries, onion rings, and milkshakes are available as sides.

Founded by Dennis McKinley, The Original Hot Dog Factory first opened in 2010 but was rebranded and revamped in 2015.

“At the Original Hot Dog Factory, we offer a wide variety of mouthwatering hot dogs that will make you ask for more,” McKinley said in a prepared statement. “We are looking forward to sharing this deliciousness all over the country.”

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak