Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ Opens in Lakeland, Florida

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ Opens in Lakeland, Florida

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ Opens in Lakeland, Florida(Restaurant News ReleaseCrave Hot Dogs & BBQ, a national fast casual franchise known for its delicious hot dogs, BBQ, and self-pour beer wall, is excited to announce the grand opening of its new location in Lakeland, Florida. The new restaurant is located at 2250 Griffin Road and opened its doors on Saturday, November 18th at 11 AM.

Crave is a family-owned and operated business that was founded in 2018 by Samantha and Salvatore Rincione. The couple has always been passionate about food and wanted to create a restaurant that would offer something for everyone. Crave’s menu features a variety of specialty hot dogs, including the nacho dog, loaded baked potato dog, Memphis dog, and more. The restaurant also has a variety of BBQ options, such as pulled pork, pulled chicken, and smoked brisket. In addition to its food, Crave is also known for its self-pour beer wall, which has anywhere from 24-36 taps of domestics, craft, seltzers, wines, and mixed drinks. Customers can pour their own drinks using RFID cards and pay by the oz.

The new Lakeland location will also feature Crave’s Ax Lanes, where customers can book in advance and channel their inner lumberjack. Ax throwing is a great way to release stress, have fun with friends, and enjoy a unique dining experience.

Grand Opening Events

To celebrate the grand opening, Crave in Lakeland hosted a special event on Saturday, November 18th at 11am. The event featured music, free hot dogs to the first 100 people in line, raffle baskets, face painting, and a balloon artist.

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ is the perfect place to:

  • Enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family
  • Catch a game on one of the TVs
  • Try a new craft beer
  • Channel your inner lumberjack with ax throwing
  • Host a birthday party, corporate event, or other special occasion

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ Lakeland
2250 Griffin Road
Lakeland, FL 33810

Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ franchise

As Crave continues to grow, the brand is actively seeking qualified franchisees for both brick-and-mortar locations and food trucks. Those interested in owning a Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ franchise can explore ownership opportunities by contacting or visiting the official website at

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