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Home Depot has permanently closed its hot dog states through Michigan. The stands originally closed temporarily because of the pandemic in spring 2020, but now, it’s permanent. I don’t even eat hot dogs, and this makes me sad.

“In March 2020, our in-store food vendors were asked to close for the safety of customers and associates, and the decision has been made to suspend food vendor operations in Michigan so we can focus on serving customers with their home improvement needs. We appreciate the years of partnership and wish them well in their future business,” Home Depot said in a statment.

Hot Diggity Dog LLC. announced the closure via Facebook.

Hot Diggitty Dog has officially closed down at Home Depot in Michigan. Home Depot has requested all hot dog stands in Michigan to close.

Posted by Hot Diggitty Dog L.L.C on Sunday, July 25, 2021

Will you still go to Home Depot without the “carrot” of the hot dog stand?

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