Washington restaurant celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Published 8:08 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A long, constant line is what one would have found if they made the trek to Washington’s famous Bill’s Hot Dogs yesterday, according to owner Jay Boyd.

“We were busy from 9:30 a.m. until we closed the doors at 5 p.m.,” Boyd said. “It was nonstop.”

Many residents and visitors seemed to have the same idea — to celebrate “National Hot Dog Day” at Bill’s.

Boyd said he spent the entire day running back and forth between the restaurants located on Gladden Street in downtown Washington and the one at Washington Square Mall, and both were equally as crowded all day long.

Boyd has lived in the area for nearly a decade, and has been the owner of the shop for five years. He said while he remembers National Hot Dog Day being a little bit busier than usual in previous years, this year brought a whole lot more business.

“Years past, it was nothing wild. Today was more. I’m not complaining, though,” Boyd said.

Boyd saw the national day as a chance to welcome first-timers, noting on Wednesday, he served many customers who had never tried the longtime Washington tradition.

“It never gets old seeing new people come in and try the hot dogs,” Boyd said.