Friday, June 25, 2010

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

The roof sign is taking shape. You need to use your imagination a bit, but you can see it. (Scroll down to see what it will look look when completed) You can also see a corner of the road side sign in the upper right hand corner. It's gonna be great.

Chili topping update, we made some homemade chili from a special recipe last night. At first we were going to follow the recipe verbatim, but (believe me) that would have been unacceptable. We made a couple of quick changes and ended up with a pretty decent chili.

The Hot Dog King and Double Dog Dennis (our testers) came over to try it with us. It was very good, but it was made without any tomato sauce, just meat and seasonings.

As a result, the chili had to go under the hot dog. Tasty, but not the way it should be. At the suggestion of the Hot Dog King, I took some of the leftover (I made enough for a medium sized army) and I added a very small amount of tomato juice. Yes, tomato juice. It turned out very good, however I'm going to try one more thing to spice it up.

If I'm successful, I'll let you know. If not, I won't even tell you, I'll just keep on tryin'.

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hot Dog! Yank's Franks is a Work in Progress

The electricians were in today. Lots of progress. I can taste the Hot Dogs already (maybe it's because I cooked some for lunch).

Hot Diggity and I went to pick out colors today. That's more fun than actually painting them.

We applied for a Sign Permit. Wow, how many permits does one need? I can tell you that we have applied for seven so far.

The good news is, it'll all be worth it when we start selling those awesome hot dogs (Yikes, still no awesome chili).

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer at Wells Beach~~Hot Dog!


Hot Dog season starts today. Happy summer everybody. Click on the link for a little entertainment from The King (not the Hot Dog King...The King).

We're operating at a fever pitch to open Yank's Franks. Construction is underway. Our contractor has given us a very optimistic construction schedule, but we clearly will miss a portion of Hot Dog Season.

Just remember, good things are worth waiting for.

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hi Ho, Hi Ho...

.'s off to work we go!

Construction started on Yank's Franks today.

To the casual observer, the changes that began today will not be noticed, but reinforcement of the building's foundation is the first and most important step in converting our building into our Hot Dog Joint.

The noticeable changes will start soon.

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Yank's Franks Hot Dog Researcher Pushes the Limits of the Law

Yank's Franks is fortunate enough to have reseachers (read spies) across the globe (literally). Well the latest caper to report involved our newest researcher. To protect his identity, we will simply refer to him as Danger Dog Mark.

As it turns out, Danger Dog Mark decided to scope out an awesome Hot Dog Joint in Buttzville, NJ. That's the real name of the town. I have no need to protect the town's identity and apparently the person who named the town also saw no reason to protect its identity.

Danger Dog decided to attempt to learn a little bit about what makes Hot Dog Johnny's so very good. Apparently, despite repeated questioning, "Mrs. Johnny" refused to give up any secrets. Not to be denied, Danger Dog set out on a mission to "dumpster dive" in search of secrets. Again, he was foiled by an early dumpster pickup guy.

Danger Dog, I have some advice. First, keep up the good work. Second, if you get caught, do not mention my name. It can only hurt your situation. And third (and most important) don't get caught because you don't want to spend a second in Buttzville jail, if you know what I mean.

Yank's Franks has the Best Spies!

Another Day Older...

...and Deeper in Debt!

It's official, Hot Diggity and I closed on the purchase of the future (mid to late July) Yank's Franks.

Very early this morning we returned from our trip to Texas where, among other things, we continued our search for the best hot dog/Texas chili on the planet. (hopefully that last sentence will be enough to convince the IRS that our trip should be tax deductible)

Additionally, we learned that while we were gone, we received our building permit for the major renovations from the Code Enforcement Office, and we received the required permit from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

We are on a roll and we are ready to roll.

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I've Been on a Blogging Vacation

While it has been over a week since my last blog, the pace of our progress has been exciting. In the past 9 days we have:

- Filed for permits with the State Fire Marshal.

- Selected (hired) a general contractor.

- Filed for our primary building permit (in addition to the previous permit filed on May 26th).

- Applied for a license with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

- Applied for a State Sales Tax Certificate.

- Met with and hired a company to build our signs. The image above is a sign that will appear at the roof line of the building.

- Completed 15 week ServSafe course, passed the exam and received my certificate (I'm so bright, my father called me Sunny).

- Met with our insurance agent and arranged to have insurance in place as of the closing on the real estate.

Of course, while taking care of the above we gotta eat (ahh, I mean conduct research). Not only have we been visiting hot dog joints, but we've expanded our research to Mexican food places. We still haven't identified our perfect hot dog chili. We have had some great chili, but it wasn't hot dog chili. We'll keep looking.

Does anyone know what is unique about both Texas Chili and Hot Dog Chili? Post a comment with your answer. No prizes, just bragging rights.

We close on our real estate next Monday. Shortly thereafter our construction will begin and our neat little building will be converted into Yank's Franks, the best "Hot Dog Joint" ever.

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!
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