“We Listened” : Sammons Hot Dogs to re-open in Elizabethton


Elizabethton, TN (WJHL)  – Back by popular demand – a long-time family-owned restaurant.

Sammons Hot Dogs closed a couple of months ago after 66 years in business.   Company CEO Denise Sammons said she had decided to pursue a career in nutrition.sammons-2

But Sammons said she was overwhelmed by the response.

“When WJHL reported on the closure, the story was shared over 3,000 times on Facebook,” said Denise Sammons. “We heard from people across the country.”


Sammons said she spent the past six weeks reorganizing the family business and plans to open in a few weeks under a new owner/operator profit-sharing model “similar to Pal’s and Chick-fil-A,” she said.

Sammons said she’ll begin interviews next week and plans to re-open “in a few weeks.”

“Sammons is coming back, get ready, we’re gonna be bigger and better than ever,” she said.

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