Every Tuesday get two hot dogs and two drinks for only $10. Premium toppings do cost extra.
JoJo’s Grill a Dog began as a build-your-own-dog business but quickly built up its own menu with items such as the West Coast Chili Dog, topped with crispy fried onions, and the Frankenstein, which has a fried egg and jalapeno bacon in addition to chili.
Diners pick their own dog: beef, Polish, bratwurst or veggie.
Molnar and Tang said the menu is a collaboration between them, their spouses and the staff, plus customer suggestions. Ryan’s wife Charity came up with the signature mojo sauce and tweaked family recipes for house-made sides such as macaroni salad.
The community will soon be getting a Jojo’s Grill-A-Dog in Yucaipa, at the Yucaipa Valley Center at the old Coldstone Creamery site. The hot dog and shaved Hawaiian-style ice will feature 100 percent all-beef hot dogs and a whole lot more.
The focus will be on fresh quality ingredients, including the fresh-baked buns, house-made chips and salads and gluten free offerings. Customers will be able to build their own hot dog.
Since its grand opening in January, JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog has won over Yucaipa residents with its exceptional grilled hot dogs and customer service. For co-owners Ryan Molnar and Jason Tang, delivering that package to local residents is something to be proud of.
“Yucaipa is just a big part of who we are,” said Molnar. Because both he and his wife are lifelong residents, “We’ve always wanted to open something in Yucaipa that would invite people to come in and enjoy something new.” After graduating from business school at the University of Redlands last year, Molnar paired up with friend and fellow graduate Jason Tang to open JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog.
I haven’t thought much about hot dogs since my formative years in Brooklyn when we’d go to Coney Island for family outings. Memories come to mind of their famous grilled dogs with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard served with crinkle-cut fries.
In reality, however, I’m more of an Italian sausage aficionado, dreaming of a sandwich heaped with sauteed peppers and onions. Now with the opening of Jojo’s Grill-A-Dog in Yucaipa, it’s time to revisit the hot dog scene.
Owned by Ryan Molnar, a more than four decade-long Yucaipa resident, and his wife, Charity, along with Jason Tang and his wife, Heather, Jojo’s offers a simple yet ingenious way of re-inventing the dog, replete with a wide selection of choices for your own toppings.
REDLANDS >> A business that began with “Hey, I think I’m going to open a hot dog concept” is opening its doors here.
JoJo’s Grill-a-Dog is the latest addition to Mountain Grove shopping center at Alamaba Street and San Bernardino Avenue.
It is the brainchild of Ryan Molnar and Jason Tang, who launched JoJo’s a year and a half ago in Yucaipa.
As the two men related in the courtyard outside their new eatery, it began when Molnar was assigned to write a strategic business plan to complete a degree at the University of Redlands.
Two for $10 on Tuesdays! Get two build your own hot dogs (premium toppings extra) and two regular size fountain drinks for $10.