Philadelphia restaurant opens as others close their doors, offers free meals to first responders

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — It’s a challenging time for Philadelphia restaurants right now, with mandatory shutdowns for everything but takeout. Imagine trying to open a business when the world is seemingly shutting down around you, but one Philadelphia restaurant owner did just that. The Original Hot Dog Factory is serving up 23 varieties of hot dogs. …

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Philly’s Getting Another Hot Dog Restaurant

The Original Hot Dog Factory, a Georgia-born, reality TV-famous chain, is coming to Philadelphia next month. The original, which opened in 2010 in Smyrna, Georgia, is owned by Dennis McKinley, the husband to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Philly’s location will be owned by Aaron Anderson, a franchisee who has …

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Plans for some new Philly restaurants are on hold as owners weigh the impact of the shutdown

When the unthinkable happened, not only were tens of thousands of Philadelphia-area restaurant workers idled as their workplaces shut down or sharply curtailed operations, the coronavirus slapped the pause button on millions of dollars in restaurant projects big and small. About $5 million alone has been invested by Stephen Starr and his partners on LMNO, …

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The food community fights back | Let’s Eat

Despite the shock of corona-virus shutdowns, the food community sprang into action. We’re following all sorts of stories, including chefs feeding their communities, farms selling directly to consumers, and bakers setting up on Facebook to offer guidance. And what’s a restaurant critic to do? Craig LaBan is delving into cookbooks written by local chefs, so …

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Original Hot Dog Factory Center City Philly

 The Original Hot Dog Factory has opened its doors in Philadelphia at 125 N. 15TH Street, offering up specialty hot dogs, hamburgers, and more. Recognized as an Atlanta staple, The Original Hot Dog Factory has gained national exposure since it was featured on BRAVO’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” several times. The Original Hot Dog Factory’s menu includes a variety of options, …

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The Original Hot Dog Factory Offering Free Menu Items For All COVID-19 Service Workers

Police officers, firefighters, and medical workers can nosh at no charge. The Original Hot Dog Factory is currently offering free menu items, via carryout, to all COVID-19 service workers, effective Wednesday, March 25.Currently, the restaurant is only open for carryout and delivery (click here for our frequently-updated list). “We wanted to show our appreciation to everyone on the front …

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These Atlanta and Sandy Springs businesses and organizations are offering ways to help others impacted by the coronavirus

Updated This article was updated March 25 at 6:20 p.m. with info on The Original Hot Dog Factory’s food giveaway for first responders and healthcare professionals. The Original Hot Dog Factory The Original Hot Dog Factory, which has locations in Smyrna and at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta but is adding restaurants in five …

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