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If you were wondering why Porsha Williams and her fiancé Dennis McKinley included hot dog eating in their sexy lingerie pregnancy shoot during the first episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Porsha's Having a Baby special, that's because Dennis is the brains behind The Original Hot Dog Factory. He operates a location in the ATL and one in nearby Smyrna, Georgia, as well as a food truck and catering operation and is now looking to expand his empire exponentially.
Dennis recently opened up the business to national franchising opportunities and is actively looking for experienced people who want to open at least three locations. He's offering the opportunity to buy into an established name and an extensive menu.
According to the food trade magazine QSR, The Original Hot Dog Factory is built on a model of low operating costs and flexible footprints. That means it is adaptable and can be a cart, food truck, brick-and-mortar restaurant — or some possibility that hasn't even been imagined yet.
The Original Hot Dog Company serves a wide array of proteins (including vegetarian options), but the bestseller is the Detroit Coney Dog, a beef hot dog topped with chili, shredded cheese and chopped onions that's popular in Dennis' hometown. Other creative favorites include a Surf and Turf Dog topped with crab, a Taco Dog with tortilla chips in the bun and even a Jamaican Jerk Chicken Dog.
Perhaps most importantly, the menu also features an array of healthy salads to encourage Porsha's baby vegan efforts — and to balance her sweet tooth when she wants to go for the deep fried Oreos and Twinkies or funnel cake sticks for dessert.
May the restaurant go forth and multiply... like its parents just did!
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