Hot Dog Concept JJ’s Red Hots Opening July 4 on East Blvd

JJ’s Red Hots, an original restaurant concept, will bring premier handcrafted, chargrilled hot dogs and sausages to 1514 East Blvd. starting Wednesday, July 4.

Award-winning Nation Ford High School Drum Line will perform before the 2 p.m. official ribbon cutting. A soloist willplay The National Anthem to commemorate July 4, 2012 being the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner. Lucky customers will be able to win free hot dogs for a year throughout the day.

“JJ’s is about classic American ideals like quality, value and hard work,” Co-founder and Concept Designer, Jonathan Luther said. “We are especially thrilled to continue the rich history of this 75 year old building by serving our guests the best hot dog thay have ever had in their life.”

The JJ’s team has extensive restaurant industry background anchored by father and son co-founders, Luther and Jon L. Luther. Strategic advisor, Jon L. Luther has a rich background in the restaurant industry. After joining Dunkin’ Brands in 2003 as CEO he led the transformation, revitalization and global expansion of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins.

JJ’s features smokehouse hot dogs from Sahlen’s Packing Company in Buffalo, N.Y., which are chargrilled over an open flame. JJ’s is also proud to serve the highest quality ingredients including, Fontanini Sausage, Martin’s Famous Potato, Mt. Olive Pickles and Webers’s Mustard.

The menu features eight signature dogs including, the “No. 1 Red Hot” and dogs representing the best of the best from east to west. A sampling includes: The Char Heel (N.C.) – (chili, slaw, diced onions, deli mustard), Sonoran (Ariz.) – (Borracho Beans, fire-grilled salsa, diced onions, jack cheese, cilantro) and Maui Gold (H.I.) – (Vidalia onions, grilled pineapple salsa).

Other menu items include chicken and herb sausage, salmon sausage, freshly tossed salads and soups. JJ’s will offer a special kids menu that features PuppyDawgs (chopped frankfurters battered and fried to order), Roasted Chicken Drum Sticks and sides like chips, fruit salad and apple slices.

JJ’s will also serve hand-spun milkshakes, fresh made orangeade and lemonade, wines by the glass and local craft beer.

Experience one of the largest rooftop decks and newly added take-out window from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday.

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About JJ’s Red Hots
JJ’s Red Hots is the premier purveyor of handcrafted chargrilled hot dogs and sausages in Charlotte. Our rallying cry is simple: “Don’t ‘Dis the Dog!” JJ’s features made from scratch sides and toppings. JJ’s is proud to serve quality American brands including: Weber’s Mustard, Sahlen’s Hot Dogs, Mt. Olive Pickles and Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls. At JJ’s, we believe that there is no greater joy than a kickass hot dog. For more information, visit