Originally opened in 1964 as an A&W Restaurant, the Hot Dog Stand has continued to be family owned. Rhonda Moore took charge of operations in 1998 following the legacy already in place from her father, Jim Moore, and her grandparents, Ellsworth and Aileen Moore.
What is history of the "Original Red Sauce"?
My grandparents Ellsworth and Aileen Moore were involved in the A&W business when they came to Flint in 1935 and opened the city’s first A&W. My grandfather had never cared for the taste of ketchup, so my grandmother came up with a homemade ketchup recipe better suited to his taste. It has been used ever since in our restaurants. In 1964, My grandfather and father built the Hot Dog Stand in Grand Blanc that my family currently operates. Our family also owned the A&W in downtown Flint, on Beech Street, which was in our family for over 50 years. The A&W name may be gone, but our restaurant still uses the original recipe that has been in our family businesses for the last 80 years. The “Original Red Sauce” is only available at the Hot Dog Stand in Grand Blanc. –Rhonda Moore
In order to provide our Tuesday special at such a low price, no other hot dogs are on special. Coney dogs come with our delicious meat sauce. Mustard and onions are optional. No other deletions or substitutions are available. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to everyone enjoying our longstanding Tuesday Coney Special.