It was the summer of 2012. My senior year of college. It was about midnight and me and my college roommates were starving. We had heard rumors about this famous late night hot dog stand called “mama’s hot dogs. “ So we hopped on our pedal bikes and rode down to this rickety hot dog stand which was pretty much just a lady with a BBQ grill. I was skeptical immediately, but she had lines, so I had to try. Once it was my turn to order I said, “ one please,” and she responded “cream cheese and onions?”. I quickly responded, “Ew, I hate cream cheese.” My friends immediately said “Dude! No, we aren't leaving until you try it!” So, reluctantly, I had a bite. What happened next was magical and life-changing. I experienced a true Seattle dog. The works. Hot dogs would never be the same.
About 2 years later, I was graduated was working a window cleaning job. Essentially throwing my degree down the drain ,I decided to break the 9-5 and pursue working for myself. I knew that the Seattle Dog needed a market so I started my own hot dog stand. From that day forward, we slowly grew. About 4 years later, with the help of my business partner/ best friend, James, we have expanded to 2 carts and a food truck. We have catered to some of the biggest companies in Seattle and have been doing evens and meeting people we never would have imagined. With our 7 day a week spot at Lowe’s and our carts for catering, we have been extremely busy. Our goal is to keep growing and serving the best dogs in Seattle. Don’t knock it till you try it!!
"Good people, great food, awesome service and amazing memories! Unexpected pb&j dog turned out really yummy and the fries were out of this world. Thanks Rain City for a great experience!! " - Emilia B, Yelp
The best hotdogs I've ever had. The employees are nice. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. - Nathan S, Yelp[
Good people, great food, awesome service and amazing memories! Unexpected pb&j dog turned out really yummy and the fries were out of this world. Thanks Rain City for a great experience!! Rylie B. , Yelp
I cannot say enough good things about Rain City Hot Dogs. They catered for our daughter's birthday party this past weekend and did a phenomenal job. Chad worked with us to finalize all details beforehand, showed up on time, and served amazing hot dogs! My guests ranted and raved about how good the hot dogs were (Jamaican Dog and PB&J were favorites). The museum staff where the party was hosted also commented about how nice Chad was and that he was very easy to work with. I highly recommend Rain City Hot Dogs to anyone looking to cater for a casual event. - May N. , Yelp "
Absolutely INCREDIBLE for catered events!! We had Chad and his Hot Dog truck out for our staff event this past summer and it was a HUGE hit. Great choices for everyone, and his customer service is top notch. We love Rain City Hot Dogs!! - Jamie S