Top Five: Reasons to visit Dog Central

Mount Pleasant is a busy little college town filled with the ever-so familiar fast food chains and pizza joints.

But if you are looking for something new to experience, Dog Central is the place to be. This unique hot dog eatery will have you coming back for more – and here’s why.

1. Menu

Dog Central offers a large selection of creative concoctions that will satisfy everyone’s cravings. From hot dogs topped with macaroni and cheese and Fritos to a plain “Raw Dog,” there’s something for everyone. They also offer a “Whatever Dog,” which gives you the option to make your own creation. Even vegetarians have a place here, with the always famous, “Veggie Dog,” at no additional charge.

2. Location

Dog Central is conveniently located in downtown Mount Pleasant at 111. E. Michigan Street – just a short walk from all the bars downtown. Its location makes it a destination place on your next bar hop.

3. Hours

Late night cravings is what this eatery thrives on – literally. Dog Central comes alive after dark. Popularly known for their legendary late nights, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m., Thursday through Saturday, serving hundreds of students, and 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

4. Specials

Every Tuesday, Dog Central offers $5 baskets all day long. This includes any dog, small beer-battered fries and a 20-ounce Coke freestyle drink. Perfect for the college student with an empty stomach on a budget.

5. Food Challenges

Get your name on the wall of fame, or shame.

Take the DC Challenge. Eat three foot-long dogs with chili and two additional toppings, a bed of fries, a stack of onion rings and a 20-ounce fountain drink. Your stomach is sure to be full, but your name legendary.

It’s no secret the Mount Pleasant community loves Dog Central. Winning seven different categories, they have been voted Best Late Night Eatery in Central Michigan, and also voted Best of Central Michigan 2014.