Steve Prechtl has always wanted to own the Wot A Dog ever since it was first put on the market in 2014 and he finally got the opportunity after the 2016 season when the business closed and was subsequently placed back on the market.
In addition to becoming a restaurant entrepreneur as the new owner of Wot-A-Dog in 2018, Steve Prechtl also owns and operated a successful bread route for Klosterman's since 2004 and still does! He sold and delivered bread to many businesses in the New Carlisle, Park Layne and Enon/Medway areas, which is how he came to know and love the Wot A Dog during the 10 years he delivered the bread there under the previous owner Jack Heffner.
Steve admits it's definitely been a challenging journey however, he understands how much the Wot A Dog means to the New Carlisle community who has always loved it for generations. Therefore his mission is to bring back the food, the flavor and the old school nostalgia of the iconic Drive-In Root Beer Stand the Wot A Dog was always best known for in it's heyday! And now heading into his 3rd season in 2020, long-time customers in the area keep coming back again and again and that loyalty only shows he has successfully accomplished that goal!
"We plan to be very active in our local community because we care about our customers and the community that has embraced us in our journey over the last 2 seasons and especially during the Governor's stay at home order due to the covid-19 pandemic within the first weeks of opening for the 2020 season. Thank you all so much for your continued support and patronage. Our customers, employees, friends & family are the driving force that will get us through these trying times and allow us to sustain and grow our business, we hope and pray, for many years to come."
We hope you will support us in our journey to put the Wot A Dog back on the map as one of the best family friendly Hot Dog and Root Beer stands in the State of Ohio! The Wot A Dog officially opened under Steve's ownership in March 2018 . The seasons typically run from March till October depending on how long the warm weather sticks around, so make sure you and your family make plans to visit us!