Dog Town will serve mashed potatoes and gravy over sweet sausages on rolls, said Chris Gormley who co-owns the restaurant with Jeff Mollohan. Both live in Middletown.


     Hot dogs will come with more than ketchup and relish at a new restaurant that will open next month on Main Street in Middletown.
     Dog Town will serve mashed potatoes and gravy over sweet sausages on rolls, said Chris Gormley who co-owns the restaurant with Jeff Mollohan. Both live in Middletown. 
     “It’s common in Great Britain – Bangers and Mash,” he said. “Putting it on a roll is a unique thing.”
     The menu will have different types of hot dogs, including State Fair Corn Dogs, Philly Dogs, and an “all the way” southern dog. Broiled burgers and tator tots will also be available.
     The restaurant, located on the corner of Main Street and Broad Street, is planned to open during the second week of September, Gormley said.
     A separate kids menu will also be available featuring hot dogs topped off with macaroni and cheese.
     “It will be an alternative to subs and cheesesteaks,” he said. “It will also be a lower price.”
     A whole meal will cost about $6 per person, Gormley said.

Origins
     Growing up in a military family, Gormley moved around a lot.
     He said this helped inspire Dog Town’s international menu.
     “We took ideas such as Italian Sausage, German Bratwurst and Polish Kielbasa,” he said.
     Both Gormley and Mollohan lived in North Carolina where hot dogs are popular. They met in Delaware when Gromley, a real estate agent, sold Mollohan his home.
     “When I lived in North Carolina, there was a hot dog place there that I loved,” Gormley said. “When I moved here in 1997, I thought about introducing the dog here.”
     The two men created the logo and the menu of Dog Town together, and said their goal is to make the restaurant a part of Middletown.

Community Involvement
     Beginning Saturday, a hot dog mascot will stand in the window of the business.
     “People will be given a chance to name it and win a prize,” Gormley said.
     Contests will continue after the six-foot-tall mascot receives a name.
     A suggestion box will be available where customers can place ideas for a featured hot dog.
     “If the idea sticks on the menu, we will name it after the person who created it,” Gormley said.
     They also plan on getting involved with local little league groups. Gormley plans on putting a television in the dining room where they can play videos of games and events that the local children participate in.