Hi, we founded Budddha Dog™ in a small agricultural community called Prince Edward County, Ontario in Canada. The idea was to bring together the best local suppliers - Farmers, Dairies, Bakers, Butchers, Chefs, etc - to make an exceptional hotdog and let it represent the best of their region and culinary tradition. We weren't certain where our idea would go but on July 1st, 2008 we celebrated our third anniversary and visitors have come from across Canada and around the world to taste our dogs, local cheeses and award winning sauces. In 2007 we opened our second shop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to see if we could bring the same local sensibility to a city's fast paced life. Still a work in progress but we feel really pleased about the progress.
Why Buddha Dog? When we were researching the history of hotdog making we found a joke from the 20's that goes, "What did the Buddha say to the hotdog vendor?", "Make me one with everything!" As we wanted each bite of our hotdog to connect the eater with the best of an entire region this joke encapsulated everything we wanted to achieve and have become our promise. Buddha Dog, Making you one with everything. The Buddha Dog was born.