Dee and Angie Cowger opened The Custard Stand in 1991 as a take-out dairy bar in Webster Springs, West Virginia. They used a century-old family recipe as the chili for the hotdogs. Customers kept asking where they could buy Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili. To meet customer requests, in 2003, Dee and Angie converted the three-bay car wash behind the Webster Springs restaurant into a USDA-approved production facility and opened a second business, Custard Stand Food Products.
Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili is available at Kroger, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, IGA, along with smaller chains and independent grocery stores, in more than 15 states. (Find a retailer near you.) It can be ordered at CustardStand.com and shipped in two days to most of the U.S. for a flat rate fee.
Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili is served by West Virginia University and Glenville (WV) State College at football, basketball and baseball games. The chili can be found topping hot dogs, fries and more at restaurants and convenience stores across the U.S.
The second restaurant, The Custard Stand-Flatwoods, opened in early 2009 in Flatwoods, WV. Since 2010, franchise owners in WV have opened The Custard Stand restaurants in Danville, Elkins, Mannington and Oak Hill. For more information on The Custard Stand franchises, please fill out our franchise information request form.
In 2010, Dee and Angie introduced Custard Stand Chili Soup with Beef and Beans, a more traditional bowl chili. It is available at The Custard Stand restaurants and online.
Custard Stand Food Products
364 Webster Road
Webster Springs, WV 26288
Phone: (304) 847-2942
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.