HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Jason Thiel is the owner of a new self serving hot dog shop that opened its doors February 5th in Horseheads. Jason has been running a food truck named Big Dog for the past five years. and is excited to open his own permanent shop with the help of his family. 

"Man this is cool tis is like a big dream come true;" says Thiel.  

"We got a food trailer we've been running for about five years called Big Dog and closed it down for the winter and this opportunity came up and figure we try it out and we came in with a buffet style;" says Thiel.  

Big Dog is a self serve buffet style hot dog shop offering hot dogs and their main seller at the moment, homemade sausage. The eatery offers many different toppings to choose from ranging from sauerkraut, cheese, onions, pickles, and more. You also have the choice of many different sauces to put on your hot dog.  

"You would come in you pay and then we give you your buns and you can put any topping you want, so you can be creative you know you can make slaw dogs, any kind of hot dog you want, you can put tomatoes on it, we got meat sauce, cheese, and sauerkraut, so its kind of interesting;" says Thiel.  

Jason says what makes his hot dogs unique is that he prioritizes making his hot dogs healthier than others.  

"We steam everything so it's way over temperature, almost two hundred degrees, which will last lot longer and taste a lot better; says Thiel.  

It's not fried up in any type of grease or oil or anything, so all the bad stuff for you will actually go to the bottom of the pan, so its actually a lot better for you; says Thiel.  

Big Dog is open Monday through Saturday from 11 Am to 8 PM. Located at 707 South Main Street in Horseheads.