A popular hot dog joint that set up shop in the Perry Hall area is drawing a crowd.
G & A Restaurant opened in Honeygo Square earlier this month, and when Patch visited on Friday, the line for lunch was out the door.
“We went through 500 pounds of potatoes on the first day,” Maria, a server at the restaurant, told Patch. “On the first day, we had to close three hours early because we ran out of food.”
G & A Restaurant reported it ran out of nearly everything in hours on March 9 for its opening day. The following day was equally busy.
“Turnout has been overwhelming in the best way,” the business shared on March 10. “You have all devoured over 700 hotdogs today and much more!!”
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The Coney Island hot dog is a signature of G & A Restaurant. It comes smothered with onions, chili and mustard. Photo by Elizabeth Janney/Patch.
The customer base reportedly drove the change in location, as patrons traveled from Perry Hall and Harford County to dine on the restaurant’s Coney Island hot dogs.
“There were more customers coming from there,” owner Andy Farantos told Baltimore magazine.
So far, the change appears to be a welcome one for diners in the region.
“It is always busy,” said Maria, who worked for more than five years as a waitress at the location in Highlandtown before the move this month to White Marsh.
In July 2020, the business went public with plans to move to Baltimore County from its spot on Eastern Avenue.
“I love the area. You don’t have to worry about parking,” Maria said of the shopping center off Philadelphia Road, which houses businesses like Taco Love and Snooty Pooch. “You don’t have to worry about somebody towing. You don’t have to worry about someone stealing from your car.”
She continued: “The only downside is that we don’t have enough tables.”
While people can wait in line for a hot dog, there are some tables inside and outside.
G&A Restaurant is at 11550 Philadelphia Road in White Marsh. See the menu. In addition to hot dogs, it includes sandwiches like shrimp salad, french fries, hamburgers and crab cakes, among other items.