We’re super excited to be “On the Road” here today with another Saturday Spotlight with Eric Funk, Owner of Funky Dawgs Catering and Events.
Kind of a strange name for a food truck, right? Well, maybe not so much. Having a “fabulous” last name like Funk, it seemed to just go with it. Plus, Eric loves hot dogs and it’s been a dream of his to own a hot dog business since 1991 after visiting his favorite hot dog restaurant in Grand Rapids, MI called Yesterdog. Along with his amazing girlfriend supporting him, his dream was made a reality.
Funky Dawgs specializes in Gourtmet Hot Dogs. Ed and I just happened to show up at his first ever event at a Car Show at Black Fire Winery in Tecumseh. All of the hot dogs at Funky Dawgs are all beef, using only Michigan based products. The only thing that they have on the menu that is hot a hot dog is the breakfast dog. The breakfast dog is a great seller that includes sausage, bacon, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and some more maple syrup for good measure (it’s how you get that breakfast taste Eric says). No cholesterol, of course. It will really get your heart pumping in the morning!
The people’s favorite is not only the breakfast dog,
but also the Funky Dawg which Eric describes as basically a Coney Dog with meat sauce with mustard and onion and is a really great seller for them. One of the Funky Dawg’s specialties is the Reuben Dog. The Reuben Dog comes with two slices of Swiss cheese, hot dog, saurkraut and topped with Thousand Island dressing to make this dog amazing.
For those boring people who just want a plain dog, Funky Dawg can do those, too! Eric has named it the “Naked Dog”, the old-school.
Besides gourmet hot dogs, Funky Dawgs also carries Great Lakes Kettle chips with a variety of flavors such as Regular, Parmesan Cheese Ranch and Cherry Barbeque, which is their number one seller for chips. To wash it down, good ol’ Michigan famous Faygo pop, based in Detroit, MI.
Everything is Michigan based. The hot dogs are from Kent, MI near Grand Rapids, the buns are from Special Coney Dogs out of Detroit, and the kettle chips are from Traverse City, MI.
So if you have a real hankering for a hot dog, you can find Funky Dawgs at the Tecumseh Farmer’s Market from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Saturday and once a month the Market on Evans has a Thursday Evening Dinner that includes Funky Dawgs as well as other Food Trucks and Trailers.
Most of Eric’s business comes from Corporate Sponsors, business appreciationevents, weddings and graduation Parties.
You can contact Funky Dawgs for your next event via Facebook @FunkyDawgs. Also, you can call Funky Dawgs at 517-403-2590. Keep checking back with Funky Dawgs for their new website that they are working on.
The food truck has been a big hit around town, Eric says. People see the logo and read “Funky Dawgs” with a smile on their face. We’re excited for our End of the Summer Party, Sunday, September 8th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM, where Eric will be there with his Funky Dawg food truck serving Hot Dogs to our clients as an appreciation for all they do for us. It will be a great afternoon of fun for our clients, customers,
friends, and family. We’ll have a bounce house, bubble machine, Corn hole, life sized Jenga game and all kinds of fun things planned for the afternoon. Make sure you RSVP! We’re looking forward to Funky Dawgs being a part of our event with our friends to make for a great day!
We love doing Saturday Spotlights to feature local small businesses like Funky Dawgs. So if you have a suggestion or if you or someone you know would like to be featured, please don’t hesitate to reach out and text/call 517-403-6939.
Don’t miss the Tecumseh Farmer’s Market Saturdays from 8:00 to 1:00 and Make it a Great Saturday!