Walter’s Hot Dogs is planning to permanently bring its famous hot dogs across the border to Connecticut, by the end of August.
The news comes a little more than a month after the second Walter’s location in White Plains was revealed. The third permanent installment of Walter’s will be located in Harbor Point at 200 Commons Park South in Stamford, Connecticut.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in the past to open in Stamford,” said Gene-Christian Baca, owner and operator of Walter’s.
He explained that Walter’s had developed a relationship with Business and Land Technology, BLT, a real-estate firm located in Stamford, which is currently working on re-development in Harbor Point.
“[We] saw their vision and what [BLT is] currently doing at Harbor Point,” he said. “It was something we wanted to be a part of.”
According to Baca, the stand will be open all year-round.
“We plan to be there long-term,” Baca told the Review.
Baca said that with this new location, Walter’s plans to focus heavily on deliveries by using UberEATS, a food delivery service run by Uber.
He said that Walter’s began using UberEATS at their Mamaroneck location last winter, and the delivery service has become “something we fully support as a business.”
The latest Walter’s location will have a similar to set up to the Mamaroneck location’s roadside stand. There won’t be any seating provided by Walter’s, but Baca said that there are more than 20 tables in the park where restaurant-goers are encouraged to sit and enjoy their meals.
“I think it’ll be well-received in the area,” said Jack Condlin, president and CEO of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce.
Condlin explained he believed that Walter’s style of grab-and-go meals is a perfect fit for the park, which is surrounded by residential and office buildings.
As for the menu, Baca said that it will include the classic hot dogs, along with some specialty dishes that have been tested out on the Walter’s food trucks. This includes puffy dogs, Bavarian pretzel buns, cinnamon sticks and funnel cake fries.
Due to limited space, Walter’s, which typically makes its Italian ice and ice cream in house, will be selling soft-serve ice cream instead.
“We’re looking forward to having [Walter’s] open up,” Condlin said.