RED HOTS in Johnson City - Chicago-st...

RED HOTS in Johnson City - Chicago-style hot dogs - Closed????

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Valerie

Johnson City, TN

#1 Jun 25, 2012
Anyone know what happened to RED HOTS hot dog business in Johnson City(was near KMart)?
They definitely had the best tasting hot dogs around. So sad to see a sign on their door indicating the place is for rent.
i think

United States

#2 Jun 27, 2012
They closed
katie

York, SC

#3 Jun 27, 2012
i think wrote:
They closed
why?
yaybob

Nashville, TN

#4 Jun 27, 2012
I heard the female staff members were caught misusing the wieners.
Nobody

Statesville, NC

#5 Jun 27, 2012
Too bad. They were fantastic. Wish they could have stuck around in some out of the way place in town.
muffintopper

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jun 27, 2012
I heard it was nasty, so I never went there. thats probably why.
Valerie

Johnson City, TN

#7 Jun 28, 2012
Somebody must know why they closed unexpectedly.
I think the owner's name was Adrian. He was very nice to all of his customers.
I was hoping they were just possibly moving to a different location. That doesn't seem to be the case, unless someone knows differently.
I miss the place already.
Come on folks... somebody must know what happened to the place?

Since: Apr 10

Elizabethton, TN

#8 Jul 3, 2012
That's too bad, it was an awesome place. I would guess that his rent was too high. IMO the concept would work great in a food truck.
Valerie

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jul 3, 2012
Good point Ricardus... I heard the rent in that small plaza is outrageous.
I think Red Hots did start out as an indepenent vendor here in Johnson City about 4-5 yrs ago. He had a hot dog stand in the parking lot area in front of the old Bennigans(now Longhorns) parking lot.
I hope Red Hots re-opens somewhere else around here. Great hot dogs and food!
Ricardus wrote:
That's too bad, it was an awesome place. I would guess that his rent was too high. IMO the concept would work great in a food truck.
Fred Schmid

Jonesborough, TN

#10 Jul 6, 2012
Very sad to see this place go. The owner is a stand up guy. Very good, quality & authentic Chicago style food. They were a connection to Chicago for me here in Johnson City. I wish them the best and hope they return with a place that can give them a break with rent. Really, that store brought me to that area of Johnson City quite a bit. The property owners are ridiculous to let this place go under. All the best to the Red Hots owner & family.
Pete the Packer fan

Kingsport, TN

#11 Jul 20, 2012
Me and my wife went there today to have lunch and we are still in shock the place is closed we cant believe it,We just hope the show up some place else around this area,if the rent was the problem,I hope it stay's empty forever..........

To the ex ownwer please let the folks know if you ever open somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!
Larry

United States

#12 Nov 1, 2012
Agreed, sad to see this place go ,the food was great, staff was friendly etc ,hope they reopen somewhere in the tri cities area!!!!!!
dr stupid

Abingdon, VA

#13 Nov 1, 2012
No worries....They're opening BIG meaty wieners in its place.
yung money

Charlotte, NC

#14 Feb 6, 2013
His food cost was too high and was not making money
la la la

Charlotte, NC

#15 Feb 7, 2013
yung money wrote:
His food cost was too high and was not making money
It's gone, it's over, done with, why are we still talking about it?
MissingRedHots

Johnson City, TN

#16 Jul 17, 2013
la la la wrote:
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It's gone, it's over, done with, why are we still talking about it?
BECAUSE IT WAS AMAZING AND NOTHING HAS BEEN ABLE TO FILL THESE GAPING HOLE IN MY HEART. Thats why you jerk!
June18_2012

Johnson City, TN

#17 Jul 17, 2013
MissingRedHots wrote:
<quoted text>
BECAUSE IT WAS AMAZING AND NOTHING HAS BEEN ABLE TO FILL THESE GAPING HOLE IN MY HEART. Thats why you jerk!
Numquam obliviscar calidum canes!!!
MissingRedHots

Johnson City, TN

#19 Jul 18, 2013
June18_2012 wrote:
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Numquam obliviscar calidum canes!!!
Cupit meum cor jumbo canis. in sandess perennis erit. Vivat rubrum hots
MissingRedHots

Johnson City, TN

#20 Jul 18, 2013
and in the owners native Romanian:

Inima mea pentru câine lung jumbo.sandess va dura pentru totdeauna. Tr&#259;iasc&#259; hots ro&#537;u
REDHOTS4EVER

Johnson City, TN

#21 Jul 18, 2013
Red Hots was more than a simple hot dog place. It was special. Like a holiday every time we visited. The void can never be refilled, the hole never repaired. It is a dark place in my world where only sadness and heartache dwells. We miss you Red Hots.

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