About Us

The Cowger family opened The Custard Stand in 1991 as a take-out dairy bar in Webster Springs, West Virginia, and incorporated a century-old family recipe for the hot dog chili. Customers kept asking where they could buy Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili (CSHDC). They asked so many times that in 2003, we converted the three-bay car wash behind the Webster Springs restaurant into a state of the art, USDA-approved production facility and opened our second business, Custard Stand Food Products.

These days, you will find our chili at independent grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Kroger, ball parks and athletic fields, restaurants and convenience stores in more than 13 states. Our second restaurant, The Custard Stand-Flatwoods, opened in early 2009 in Flatwoods, West Virginia (I-79, Exit 67). In 2010, we introduced Custard Stand Chili Soup with Beef and Beans, a more traditional bowl chili.

We offer opportunities to own a franchise of The Custard Stand. For more information on how to open The Custard Stand near you, fill out the franchise request form.


Custard Stand Food Products
364 Webster Road
Webster Springs, WV 26288
Phone: (304) 847-2942

Our Facility

We can produce and package daily 4,000 pounds or more of hot dog chili and chili soup. Our slow-cook process blends pure ground beef with premium ingredients and spices for a distinctive flavor. Operational times during which a USDA inspector may be present for production are 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays. The storage facility holds more than 2,000 cases of packaged product.