Thursday, December 27, 2012
Johnson's Hot Dogs-Closed
813-A W Foothill Blvd
I still can't believe the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.! I can't believe anybody would want to harm so many innocent children! How can America allow a mentally ill person access to guns? I can't believe 26 angels didn't get a chance to celebrate Christmas.
I know most kids love hot dogs, so to honor those 26 Angels, I decided to give Johnson's Hot Dogs a try. Johnson's has been open for a little over a year. Located across the street from Upland High School, in your typical suburban strip mall, they have indoor seating for about 20 people and about four tables outside.
The $1.50 hot dog or Polish sausage at Costco has really hurt the chances of hot dogs restaurants of succeeding. When hot dogs at restaurants are over $3, just for the hot dog, most people in the suburbs aren't going to pay that, when they can basically get two hot dogs and two sodas from Costco for that price. The suburbs do not have enough foodies, who are willing to pay more for a hot dog, to keep a hot dog restaurant in business. Of course there are many exceptions to this theory. Windy C's Chicago Hot Dogs, being the biggest surprise, where somehow terrible customer service keeps that place in business.
Service is good. The owner is a nice man who wants the best for customers.
I don't know how well Johnson's is doing but I hope they stay around for a long time. The restaurant had only two people when I walked in and two people came in just as I left. Again, the suburban mentality that the $1.50 hot dog at Costco is better than the $4 hot dog at a restaurant.
While there are somethings Johnson's needs to improve upon, like keeping hot dogs fresh in the steamer, I would give them another try. The hot dogs they use are very good quality and worth the price.