It’s been a busy couple of years for Donavon’s Steamin Weenies, the hot dog restaurant that opened in the summer of 2012 in Haysville.
In addition to moving to a bigger location at 243 E. Grand, which is just down the street from the original location at 418 W. Grand, the restaurant has changed its name — and found a new top seller.
The restaurant, owned by California transplants Don and Yvonne Avis, now is called Donavon’s Steamin Weenies and Bierocks, and its three varieties of bierocks now make up about 60 to 70 percent of food sales, Yvonne said.
Until recently, Yvonne had never heard of a bierock, which is a regional specialty not known by Californians. Several people came in asking her for bierocks, and she’d serve them a beer brat, thinking they just had enunciation problems. When she realized what the customers actually were asking for, she researched them and added them to the menu.
Donavon’s has a traditional bierock made with ground beef, onion, cabbage and Colby cheese; a Philly bierock made with ground beef, onion, Italian seasoning, bell pepper and Mozzarella cheese; and a Southwestern bierock, made with shredded chicken, rice, black, beans, corn and Colby and Mozzarella cheeses.
The new building is bigger and has a drive-through, Yvonne said. And the restaurant still is serving its full menu of hot dogs, brats, Polish sausage and more.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call 316-522-3647.