New restaurant plans to open in downtown Macon

A new kind of restaurant is planning to open next week in downtown Macon.

Spud Dogs is expected to open Thursday at 490 Cherry St., offering a variety of potatoes and hot dogs, said owner Betty Mock.

“We will offer baked potatoes and Nathan’s hot dogs,” said Mock, who owned and operated Molly’s for eight years. Mock recently turned over the operation of Molly’s to her son.

“We will have specialty gourmet dogs, and a variety of different hot dogs for everybody,” she said. “We’ll have 50 different toppings for your dogs or your potatoes. (Customers) can have as many toppings as they want.”

The eatery also will offer chips and side dishes, such as potato salad, potato wedges and small red boiled potatoes, called “tater balls,” she said.

“I was looking for something nobody else has,” she said.

Spud Dogs will be in the former location of Doughboy Pizza, which is moving to 518 Cherry St., about half a block away.

Mock said renovations for the new restaurant have been underway during the past month.

“We took it down to the original floor,” she said. “It’s going to be a cool place.”

The potato and hot dog restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.