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Baguette-Wrapped Hot Dogs Coming to MacDougal Street

By Andrea Swalec | August 7, 2013 12:46pm

MANHATTAN — Hot dogs stuffed into toasted baguettes are back on the menu on MacDougal Street.

After closing in June on East 17th Street near Union Square, fast-food restaurant Dogmatic is set to open in Greenwich Village with a familiar menu of hot dogs, burgers, fresh fruit sodas and more.

The Dogmatic Dogs, which are served on baguettes toasted from the inside out using skewers, will be available in beef, pork, lamb, turkey, chicken and asparagus varieties ($5.50 each). The sauces will include truffle gruyere, horseradish mustard and mint yogurt.

Some new menu items at the 120 MacDougal St. spot are also in the works, including sweet potato fries, an acai berry soda and gluten-free offerings, said Dogmatic owner Brad Blum, a former Burger King CEO.

Blum said his goal is to deliver quick, healthy food without the fast-food hangover.

"We hear time and time again that when people go to other fast food places they don't feel good after they eat," he said Tuesday. "Here you invariably feel good."

The tiny eight-seat restaurant that began in 2006 as a food cart in Bleecker Street Park will stay open until the wee hours to serve the late-night crowd, with a closing time of 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and "at least 2 a.m." Thursday through Saturday, Blum said.

"We think that's one thing our guests will be excited about," he said.

Located in the previous home of Macaroni Macaroni, Dogmatic is set to open by mid-September.