Crave Hot Dogs opening first Florida location in Orlando this weekend

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ will open its first location in Florida in Orlando this weekend.

Established in 2018, Crave has planned locations across over a dozen states and is celebrating the grand opening of its first location in the sunshine state at 1737 S Orange Avenue.

Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ patio
Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ is located at 1737 S Orange Avenue

The business will officially open its doors on Saturday, February 12 at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m., Crave will host a hot dog eating contest beginning that costs $10 to enter.

The restaurant’s menu showcases a variety of sandwiches, wings, and hot dogs, which can be covered with over a dozen and a half unique toppings. Pulled chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket are also available through plates or by the pound.

In addition to a variety of food options, Crave offers a large selection of craft beers.

Although there are a handful of Crave restaurants that are fully operational throughout the country, the majority are still under construction.

That includes five other restaurant locations across Florida in Lakeland, Jacksonville, Apopka, Venice, and Ocala. In addition to brick and mortar buildings, some Crave franchisees have opted to operate food trucks.

Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ Food Truck in Ocala Florida January 20 2021
Crave franchisees operate food trucks like this one out of Gainesville, Florida

Crave is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information on the restaurant, its menu, its services and locations, visit the Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ webpage.

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