Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs Serves Non-GMO, Gluten-Free Food

Licensed by Creative Commons A local Stroudsburg hot dog restaurant, Rootin' Tootin' Hot Dogs serves wholesome and quality hot dogs.

Daniela Montiel

Staff Writer

According to a CDC report, “Between 2013 and 2016, about 37 percent of U.S. adults consumed fast food on any given day.” To put that percentage into perspective, that is approximately 85 million adults, and not including children.

A person’s health is important and has been made a top priority for the Stroudsburg restaurant Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs. This restaurant creates a juxtaposition of a 1970 restaurant with the modern-day health conscience.

Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs is a family-owned restaurant that opened in 2015, but recently came under the new ownership of Mike Traenkner in June 2019.

From the beginning, they have worked with Stryker Farm to provide quality non-GMO meat, and truly pride themselves on the “superior quality” of these hot dogs that not only taste wholesome, but as well, are “gluten-free, contain no antibiotics, hormones, or nitrites.” This restaurant works hard in making sure that customers are only being fed quality food.

“One thing is we take something fast food and make it healthy. We have natural locally provided hotdogs that come from an organic farm down the road, Stryker Farm, in Saylorsburg. We make our buns homemade every day. Also our toppings, except for ketchup, mustard, and relish, are pretty much homemade or locally sourced.” Traenkner said when asked what set Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs apart from other restaurants.

Dr. Mercola, a prominent physician with ties to alternative medicine says, “The sad fact is, most of the food consumed by Americans today is not real food — it’s genetically engineered, saturated with pesticides and added chemicals, and processed in a number of different ways.

Many are so used to prepackaged foods, they struggle to understand what real food is.” 

An important component to the Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs restaurant is that only the best and safest is being provided for customers.

“We get many customers with celiac disease who can appreciate our gluten-friendly options. We are not gluten safe because that would mean a different grill for the gluten-free food, but we do keep our stoves clean.” Traenkner mentioned when asked about gluten-free options. At Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs you can find options for the gluten-free and vegan communities.

“Our goal is to probably within a year be at least 80 percent homemade or locally sourced, and I’m talking about everything,” said Traenkner, giving more insight to what the future for the Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs restaurant would look like, and the future is looking bright.

As soon as one walks into Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs restaurant they are greeted by beautiful red booths, red and white checkered floors, a Betty Boop cardboard cutout, and classic albums up the walls.

This refreshing restaurant is a diamond in the rough. Although they are not hiring now, they will be hiring by March and in the summertime for anyone interested in working for an organic one-stop-shop.

Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs restaurant can be found at 1232 W Main St, Stroudsburg, Pa, and while you’re there stop by and have a tasty hotdog with fresh homemade bread.

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