Weaver's selling hot dogs in London again

By: Kendall Downing Email
By: Kendall Downing Email

It's been a part of downtown London since 1940 and gained national fame for its chili dogs! A couple of months ago, Weaver's Hot Dogs closed.

But many of those sad faces in London now have a reason to smile.

Not much could stop the Friday lunch crowd from finding a chili dog or a burger at Weaver's Hot Dogs.

"You come in, and you know everybody," said Susan Fiechter, of London.

"Done a good job with it, looks great," said Robert Sparkman, of London.

The iconic business opened again Thursday after Judd Weaver brought it from his uncle.

"When I heard it was closing, it really bothered me and my wife both," said Weaver, "We wanted to see it continue, and it's been a huge part of London and a huge part of my life."

Weaver said he spruced the restaurant up a bit, wanting to give it a special look to match it's special past.

"We missed it while it was gone. It's always been here. It wasn't the same to have it here," said Donna Stanifer, of London.

That's something that may be obvious by all the dirty dishes.

"I made enough chili yesterday anticipating being busy, and we went through it," said Weaver.

Weaver said he is proud the restaurant is back open. And he hopes the history behind the place will keep them busy for many years to come.

Weaver's will have some later hours during the week. They will stay open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and until 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

And you may be wondering about the food - Judd Weaver said the chili recipe is the same, and it will always be a secret.

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