Dog Central to be featured on 'Man v. Food' Feb. 12


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The Travel Channel show “Man vs. Food” films inside of Dog Central, Nov. 30 on E Michigan Street.

A Mount Pleasant restaurant and popular weekend eatery will make its television debut 9 p.m. Feb. 12 on the Travel Channel.

Dog Central will be featured on the sixth season of “Man v. Food” following filming on-location Nov. 30. Host Casey Webb will be competing in the Dog Central Challenge. 

The restaurant will be hosting a special viewing party for the event from 5-11 p.m. the day of the show.

Food and drink specials include $1 baskets of fries and $3 MacDaddys — a hot dog topped with bacon and macaroni and cheese. 

The challenge featured on the episode requires contestants to completely eat three-foot-long chili hot dogs accompanied by two toppings, a stack of onion rings, a 20-ounce drink and an order of fries. If Webb succeeds in the episode, he will receive an original T-shirt, $10 prize and doesn’t have to pay for the meal. 

Failure results in a $25 bill. 

The Dog Central challenge is one of several challenges available at the restaurant that customers can compete in during normal business hours 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 

In a previous interview with Central Michigan Life, Dog Central owner and Central Michigan University alumnus Paul McFall said the Travel Channel was attracted to Dog Central’s food challenge and college-town location. 

In November, McFall said he was thrilled by the opportunity and was looking forward to showcasing a Michigan made hot dog on television. 

McFall could not be reached for a comment on the episode’s airing. 

“Man v. Food” has been on air since 2008 and showcases venues throughout the U.S. Dog Central will be following visits to eateries in California, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

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