Wednesday, October 30, 2013
DP Updogs said to be dog gone.
The Green Mouse hears that DP UpDogs is closing for good after the coming weekend, or may have gone already. It isn't clear, but sadly, it isn't a surprise. Apparently the owners both work full time elsewhere, and it just wasn't working out in terms of hired help. The hot dog stand's hours were quite limited, and the social media presence minimal.
Anyone have a concept? Ever since Little Chef ceased to exist, downtown is a place where kitchens close at about the same time each evening, and the White Castle on Vincennes is just about the only choice. If your idea includes food (my vote goes for a martini bar), then it may be worth considering the graveyard shift. Increased competition demands sustained effort, and establishments benefits from differentiation. The late night market is under-served; the dinner-time market probably saturated at present.
Is it time for all-night Doner Kebab?