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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, July 23, 2015, Page A2, Image 2

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Wayne Vasser of Jazzy Daugs hot dogs works at his stand in downtown Winston-Salem. Hot dogs from page Al about it. T6viea, who has been operating her stand for 25 years, believes "God has me and I wish Pulliam good luck on his restaurant." She is across the street from the Clark Campbell Transportation Center on Fifth Street. Another downtown hot dog stand owner, Frank Wilson of Frank's Frankfurters, when asked about the Pulliam move, said that he had not heard about it. Wilson said, "I believe my cus tomers will continue to be loyal." Wilson elaborated about having heard of Pulliam's hot dogs because a lot of his customers have eaten them, but they told him that his dogs are better; for he grills his hot dogs and believes his style is working for him. Wilson said his mission is why he is here. "I am led by Jesus Christ, and I'm here not to sell hot dogs but to spread the Gospel to the lost," he said. He is across from the federal courthouse, near Subway. The Pulliam's Barbeque restaurant at 4400 Old Walkertown Road will remain open, Flynt said. The opening for the new location is planned for mid- to late October. Flynt is deciding to change his menu at his new location. When asked why the change up, Flynt said people have been asking about burgers and firench fries and admits to not having the room for it at the original location because of limited space. The Pulliam business has been around in Winston-Salem for 105 years, since 1910, with the current location at Old Walkertown being there since 1938. Flynt believes that the Pulliam familiarity will help bring in more Customers to the new restaurant. Flynt said, "I hope the customers will continue to grow, for God has blessed me with the customers we have now." Flynt, who says he is a people person, likes to meet new people and doesn't con sider the people to be cus tomers. "I call everybody friend," Flynt said when talking about how he views his customers. "I realize that if it wasn't for the cus tomers, then the restaurant wouldn't be what it was," Flynt said. Flynt's daughter Caitlin, whom he says is a people person along with the rest of the family, will run the new Trade Street restaurant. Flynt plans to put tree stumps in the alley at his new location, which will sort of duplicate the same atmosphere that is at the Old Walkertown Road location. Flynt hopes to bnng everybody togeth er in the community, and is even thinking about changing the theme at his new loca tion in contrast to his NASCAR theme at his current location. When asked about the hours of opera tion, Flynt said that he plans to open Tuesday through Thursday and on week ends only when there are special events going on, such as First Friday Gallery Hops, when downtown shops, studios, and galleries open extended hours. Photos by NikJa Baldwin Queen Tdviea with her hot dog stand in downtown Winston-Salem. It's National Hot Dog Day CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council desig nates July as National Hot Dog Month and July 23 as National Hot Dog Day. Established in 1994, the council serves as an infor mation resource to consumers and media on issues related to quality, safety, trivia, nutrition, preparation and recipes of hot dogs and sausages. Look out for specials throughout Winston-Salem today, such as at Sonic restaurant, which is serving $1 All American Hot Dogs & Chili Cheese Coneys all day, as well as 6-inch premium beef hot dogs for only $1 each. Nationwide, several cities and towns have special events to celebrate hot dogs. Often the proceeds from a hot dog day are given to charity. And then there is the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. This is an annual American hot dog competi tive eating competition that is held each year on Independence Day at Nathan's Famous Corporation's original, and best-known restaurant at the comer of Surf and Still well Avenues in Coney Island, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The contest has gained public attention in recent years because of the stardom of Takeru Kobay ashi and Joey Chestnut. The current champion is Matt Stonie. Find more information at the National Hot Dog A Sausage Council's website at www hot-dog org. Wikipedia contributed to this report. Clean. Safe. Secure. Closing coal ash basins in the Carolinas. Across the Carolinas, we're making significant progress to clean up and permanently close all our coal ash basins. We've partnered with some of the nation's top scientists and engineers to develop smart, effective ways to safely close basins and protect our communities' natural resources. We're setting a new standard in leading the Carolinas to a safer, cleaner energy future. DUKE ENERGY. www.duke-energy.com/SafeBasinClosure Quick fact: We recycle nearly half of the coal ash produced by our company today and are looking for new ways to safely reuse even more of this valuable construction material. Message paid for by Duke Energy shareholders. I - ?; ? ?' ? ??

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