JJ’s Red Hots

Standout Store: JJ’s Red Hots

At JJ’s Red Hots in Charlotte, North Carolina, the hot dog is big business. The two-year-old eatery in the historic Dilworth neighborhood serves up hundreds of charbroiled Sahlen’s smokehouse dogs on toasted potato rolls daily.

While customers can build their own creations, JJ’s menu features a handful of regional builds, such as The Joliet Jake, a Chicago-style dog; the New York–inspired Dirty Jerz, with pickle relish, diced onions, deli mustard, and sauerkraut; and the locally favored Char Heel, a dog topped with chili, slaw, diced onions, and yellow mustard.

JJ’s Red Hots Opens at Florida Atlantic University

JJ’s Red Hots is bringing Florida Atlantic University students a Masters’ Degree in the art of handcrafted Hot Dogs. The Charlotte, North Carolina–based hot dog brand opened at the Boca Raton campus. Earlier this summer, JJ’s announced a partnership with Chartwells Higher Education, a division of Compass Group North America, to put JJ’s Red Hots award-winning brand on college campuses.