Mel's has been around longer than I have! It is a WONDERFUL place to get a dog! I, myself, am not a huge hot dog fan, but I make exceptions for Mel's!!! The ONLY "complaint" I would have is they do have the skin on kind of dogs. Not a favorite of mine (the skin on, I mean), but Mel's just ROCKS! It's another of the little local favorites! For the selection, price, and atmosphere, it can't be beat!