Fans eat them for breakfast.
Fanatics eat them anytime of the day or night.
So what do you call members of the Yann’s Hotdog Appreciation Society?
Especially since this public Facebook group now boasts more than 3,400 members from West Virginia and beyond.
Distance doesn’t matter.
They know what they like, and it can be found on the corner of Fairmont’s High Level Bridge.
Owner Russell Yann is beloved for his famously hot-and-spicy hot dog sauce, a culinary delight often washed down with chocolate milk to help cut the heat.
One of our favourite stops in Fairmont, WV. Yann spicy sauce is so unique, that we must be there to experience it !
The sauce recipe is a secret, and that’s not likely to change.
But his legends of fans are big on sharing with each other when his doors are open.
That’s important since the Marion County landmark isn’t open regular hours.
It’s first come, first served.
So when the daily allotment is gone, it’s lights out.
Alas, disappointed folks who had their taste buds set for a Yann dog have to wait for another day.
And wait they do.
Some schedule trips to try and coincide with this schedule, others even plan holiday stops there.
Is it any wonder fans were excited to hear Yann’s mentioned on national television over the weekend?
A group member posted Saturday morning that the famous hotdog stand got a shout out on ESPN’s College Gameday.
It happened before the West Virginia University and Iowa State football game in Morgantown that got underway later in the day.
Even a broadcaster’s casual remark was enough for more than 100 people to share the post, and several also posted comments praising their favorite hot dog.
— Brent Hefty (@brenthefty) November 4, 2017
One called them the “best dogs in West Virginia,” another said they’re the “best dogs anywhere.”