Hot Dog! Signs of Things to Come in Royal Oak

There are two new eateries in the works in downtown Royal Oak.

Detroit Dogs plans to open in the next 30 days.
Detroit Dogs plans to open in the next 30 days.
Signs popping up around Royal Oak may whet your curiosity and appetite, too.

At 200 W. Fifth Ave., Detroit Dogs has a big red and black sign announcing it's "opening soon" and it's hiring, too.

What is Detroit Dogs? It's a new eatery featuring gourmet hot dogs.

"We're very excited to come to Royal Oak," said Nino Perna of Monroe. 

Together, Perna and partner Tony Sacco, also of Monroe, have more than 70 years of  combined restaurant experience. The pair are also partnering with two Royal Oakers  — Nick Sacco and Joel Karboske — and plan to open the new restaurant in the next 30 days.

"The Royal Oak guys insisted we do something in Royal Oak," Perna said. "The concept of Detroit Dogs is that everything is local. We use Dearborn Brand hot dogs and a bakery in Hamtramck for the buns. We'll sell Faygo Pop and Better Made potato chips. Our menu is small, but it's cool."

The hours are up in the air at the moment, but Perna says they plan to be open for lunch and dinner.

"It's going to be exciting."

Yogurt City sports a new sign

There's also a "Coming Soon" poster in the window at 122 S. Main along with a new "Yogurt City" sign above the door.

There's no word yet as to when the soft-serve frozen yogurt shop will open next to the Nutri-Food store, but people were busy working on the interior Monday.

Yogurt City will offer dozens of flavors, such as carrot cake, pistachio and York chocolate peppermint, as well as low fat and non-fat options. Everything is self-serve.

It joins, Sweet Earth, which opened in downtown last year, in the competitive "fro-yo" market.
Jack Manning December 03, 2013 at 08:50 AM
Can't wait......another restaurant......can't keep up with them.
Jim Jones December 03, 2013 at 09:07 AM
That should be a fun place to hang out on Friday & Saturday at 2:00 AM.
Jack Manning December 08, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Surprise, surprise! All RO needs is more eateries. Are there more liquor licenses in store to.
Patience December 08, 2013 at 01:34 PM
The city will have to transfer liquor licenses from other cities to fill up all the empty spaces that will soon be available with the bars they so crave. pretty soon all that Royal Oak will be is one big DUI waiting to happen.


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