“We should be next to get a license once it opens up,” David VanArtsdalen told this news outlet. “We’ve been on the waiting list since we opened the restaurant.”
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The restaurant owners had to re-apply for a license “because of some confusion about the actual license that we wanted,” VanArtsdalen said. “We’re strictly going with a beer and wine license. Our plan is to serve probably six different beers from local breweries.”
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Once the most popular food truck in the region, based on Facebook following, Zombie Dogz started the transition from food truck to bricks-and-mortar restaurant in 2016, opening its restaurant in November 2016. A year later, the VanArtsdalens announced they would retire their food truck, which they said was “on its last legs” in need of expensive repairs.
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The Zombie Dogz food truck was winner of the “Best Food Truck in Ohio” designation in Ohio Magazine’s 2016 Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot. Zombie Dogz also finished second in Mobile Cuisine’s 2016 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year poll — a national poll.
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