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Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili Added To 30 New Sam’s Club Locations

WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV – Just in time for summer, Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili, as seen earlier this year on SHARK TANK, will be available at 30 new Sam's Club locations in Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The expansion increases Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili from eight clubs in three states to 38 Sam's Clubs in seven Mid-Atlantic states.

“In case you’re into the numbers, that’s a 375% increase of America’s Tastiest in Sam’s Clubs,” said Dee Cowger, who owns Custard Stand Food Products in Webster Springs, WV, with his wife, Angie Cowger.

Sam's Club is a membership warehouse club solution for small business and everyday living. “We have had a long relationship with Sam's Clubs in West Virginia both personally and professionally. We strongly identify with the company's mission to help American entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive," said Angie Cowger.

The Cowgers appeared on ABC’s award-winning reality show SHARK TANK (S7, ep #19) on Feb. 21 with a pitch for investors to help make national brands of Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili and Custard Stand Chili Soup with Beef and Beans. While the Sharks loved the products, the Cowgers didn’t get a deal. “The Sharks’ feedback and the exposure created many opportunities for us to achieve our goal of becoming a national brand,” said Dee Cowger, who oversees production in the plant that grew from a walk-up dairy bar and three-bay car wash to a multimillion dollar business.

Being on SHARK TANK likely helped with the Sam’s Club expansion but the Cowgers think their loyal customers deserve a fair share of the credit. “Requests from customers most certainly played a major part in this expansion,” said Angie Cowger.

Custard Stand Food Products staff and marketing experts produced data and analytics to support the growth. “I believe the proof will be when the product flies off the shelves,” said Dee Cowger. “And I truly believe we’ll be in even more Sam’s Club locations sooner than later.”

Besides the 30 new locations, the eight existing Sam’s Clubs offer 3 lb. containers of Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili in the frozen food section are:

  • West Virginia: Beckley, Charleston, Clarksburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg
  • Ohio: South Point and St. Clairsville
  • Virginia: Bluefield

The 30 new Sam’s Club locations:

1063 E. New Circle Road

Lexington

KY

40505

103 Bryant Drive

Nicholasville

KY

40356

1700 Wesel Blvd.

Hagerstown

MD

21740

4005 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.

Durham

NC

27707

1450 Skibo Road

Fayetteville

NC

28303

2811 N. Park Drive

Goldsboro

NC

27534

1101 Shiloh Glenn Drive

Morrisville

NC

27560

930 Hanes Mall Blvd.

Winston-Salem

NC

27103

284 Summit Square Blvd.

Winston-Salem

NC

27105

1270 N. Bridge St.

Chillicothe

OH

45601

10250 Brookpark Road

Cleveland

OH

44130

6955 Miller Lane

Dayton

OH

45414

5870 Sawmill Road

Dublin

OH

43017

2675 Taylor Road Ext

Reynoldsburg

OH

43068

1040 Niles Cortland Road SE

Warren

OH

44484

6361 South Ave.

Boardman (Youngstown)

OH

44512

3724 Northpointe Drive

Zanesville

OH

43701

2500 Plank Road Commons

Altoona

PA

16601

200 Moraine Pointe Plaza

Butler

PA

16001

6211 State Route 30

Greensburg

PA

15601

2000 Village Center Drive

Tarentum

PA

15084

80 Trinity Point Drive

Washington

PA

15301

2251 Century Drive

West Mifflin

PA

15122

1501 Sams Circle

Chesapeake

VA

23320

2444 Chesapeake Square Ring Road

Chesapeake

VA

23321

735 Southpark Blvd.

Colonial Heights

VA

23834

3912 Wards Road

Lynchburg

VA

24502

12407 Jefferson Ave.

Newport News

VA

23602

3345 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach

VA

23452

14050 Worth Avenue

Woodbridge

VA

22192