‘Workingman’s’ gourmet hot dog operation to open in Oak Park Mall

New York Dawg Pound is coming to Oak Park Mall’s food court.

Will Brown and a partner opened the “workingman’s gourmet hot dog” place at 7702 Shawnee Mission Parkway — just west of Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park — in late 2010. Brown said he bought out his partner in late 2013.

Now he plans to open a New York Dawg Pound in the Overland Park mall, at 95th Street and Quivira Road, by late August. He is taking the former Ingredient spot. Ingredient closed in June after about a year of operations.

With just chili, cheese, mustard and onion, the Bulldawg is one of the tamest ‘dawgs’ on New York Dawg Pound’s menu.

Other signature hot dogs include the Ol’ Blue (with barbecue sauce, onion straws and pickle), the Boston Terrier (with baked beans, cheese, bacon and onion), the Yankee Poodle (with bacon, egg and cheese) and the Chihuahua (with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapeno on a tortilla).

Hot dog prices range from $3.50 to $4.50. Customers also can order such sides as onion straws, french fries, sweet potato waffle fries, salad, slaw, chips, baked beans, chili, and potato salad. Other menu items include Veggie Bites (a black bean patty), baked potatoes, cheesesteaks, and dessert samples called Dessert Bites and fried Twinkies.

“Oak Park Mall approached me. They liked the high quality of the food, the family friendly menu, and the fast, friendly service,” Brown said. “Everyone can eat at one spot.”

The Kansas Small Business Development Center recognized New York Dawg Pound as one of its eight “2013 Emerging Business of the Year” award winners in early 2013.

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