Tasty Tuesday: Haught Diggity Dogz
Haught Diggity Dogz, appropriately named after it's owners Judy and Scott Haught, first opened in 2008. The hot dog joint was previously in two different locations before the mother/son duo settled on their current spot on Commerce Drive in Westover.
"Two years ago, we opened here in Westover, where I was born and raised," said Judy.
At Haught's, they sell fresh quarter-pound hamburgers, french fries and Frito pies, salads, hand-dipped Hershey's Ice Cream, and of course, hot dogs.
"I get their hot dogs, they're really good," said Eric Markum, who stops in the eatery a couple times a month.
"Blake [my son] loves the hot dogs; so we come get hot dogs any chance we get," said RJ Netz.
Each hot dog gets a generous topping of Judy's home-made chili that comes in three flavors: mild, medium and hot.
"To be honest, it's my son's recipe, but I'm the one who's made it for the past eight years," Judy said.
Additionally, it's not a true West Virginia hot dog until it's topped with some of the creamy coleslaw that Judy makes fresh, up to three times a day.
"The coleslaw that goes on top of our delicious chili really sets it off."
The restaurant's secret to getting people through the door is to treat each customer like family.
"It's like a home barbecue when you come here. Everyone knows your name and they talk to you; they're very friendly," said Netz.
"They're very good, very nice people," Markum said.
Haught Diggity's also serves up chili-cheese fries, loaded baked potatoes, pepperoni rolls and nachos. The eatery's daily special is a dozen hot dogs for $17.
Judy came out of retirement to help her son with the business. Although she works all day long, she admits that she loves staying busy. Judy says her mission is simply to have fun and make people happy with her food.
"We try to meet everybody's tasty buds, we try to individually talk to everybody and make sure they're happy. If they're not happy, we'll do whatever it takes to make them happy."