The long lines outside of University Hall are over — Boss Doggs is gone for good.
Even so, the former hot dog cart has been replaced by a food truck named Thyme and Change, which can be found parked on Neil Avenue most weekdays.
“In part because of its popularity, and because of the popularity of food trucks, we have replaced the hot dog stand with our new Thyme and Change food truck, which can be found nearby at Baker Systems,” Ohio State Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs said in an email.
Thyme and Change offers a rotating menu that changes at least four times a week and offers international and domestic street food.
The food truck cost almost $100,000 out of the Dining Services’ finances.
Students can still get a hot dog fix at least one day a week, though.
“Thyme and Change serves a variety of options on different days, but one of the days of the week is designated for gourmet hot dogs,” Isaacs said.
Boss Doggs was owned by OSU alumnus Eric Clark and was under contract with OSU for several years before it became part of Student Life Dining Services in 2007.
Contact information for Clark could not be found, however.
In the past, Boss Doggs had multiple locations, including two on Neil Avenue and one in front of Denney Hall.
“(Boss Doggs) would typically do around $2,000 on an average day,” said Lesa Holford, corporate executive chef with Dining Services in an email. “It was open Monday through Friday, depending on the weather.”
Matt Schilling, a third-year in strategic communication, said he loved Boss Doggs.
“It was a fantastic little place to go between classes,” Schilling said. “I cannot believe that they are not doing it this year.
“I would always prefer the good old American hot dog.”
Thyme and Change is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and accepts cash and BuckID.