Hot “G” Dog also features a selection of side dishes and beverages. The fresh-cut french fries come in two sizes; small and large. The small size goes for $2 while the large size goes for $3. The cheese fries also come in two sizes; small and large. The small size goes for $3 while the large size goes for $4. Beverages provided include soda and hot coffee. These also come in two sizes; small and large. The small soda goes for $1.50 while the large size goes for $2.50. A small cup of hot coffee goes for $1 while a large one goes for $1.50. All these options are great, and you will have an exciting adventure regardless of which one you choose.
When Hot “G” Dog was started, it had the opportunity to forge its own identity. However, some people have criticized the aesthetic similarities with its predecessors as borderline lazy and unoriginal. Some have argued that while emulating a successful predecessor is not necessarily a bad thing, Hot “G” Dog and Hot Doug’s similarity overlaps where it doesn’t need to. For example, the fonts used on the menu are ideally the same as those of Hot Doug’s. The menu describes andouille sausage as “Mighty Hot!” and you can add cheese to any of the sausage collections for $0.25 and chili for $0.50. The orders are also written down on a sheet of preprinted paper, with first name, last name as the identity. Duck fat fries are still offered during weekends only, and Hot “G” Dog’s website also uses a similar mustard yellow color scheme.
In this manner, the restaurant will always play second fiddle to its predecessor. However, this shouldn’t be the case. While carrying on the idea that propelled Hot Doug’s to success is great, Hot “G” Dog needs to ensure it doesn’t become “another Hot Doug’s”. It needs to pull out and create its own identity, step by step.
Other than that, it is safe to say that Hot “G” Dog has been hugely successful since its launch. The establishment has witnessed steady growth in its customer base and continues to attract new customers every month. One of the reasons for the success of Hot “G” Dog’s success during its early stages were the familiar faces of Juan Carlos and Octavio Garcia. (Just keep in mind they changed their phone number, as their old one is no longer in service.) Since most locals knew the two brothers they felt confident dining at the new joint. Excellent customer service also came to play as the restaurant began to grow. Operating under the assumption, “the customer is always right” certainly helped. Above all else, the main reason why Hot “G” Dog has stood the test of time, is consistently delivering Jaw-breaking delicacies. This establishment has become an instant hit with locals who regularly visit the restaurant with the hope of sampling some of their delicious hot dogs.