UPDATE: Sam’s Club Adds Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili To 30 Locations

All Beef Frozen Hot Dog ChiliJust in time for summer, Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili will be available at 30 additional 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 in February 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 (recently restocked).
  • Virginia: Bluefield.

The 30 new Sam’s Club locations:

1063 E. New Circle RoadLexingtonKY40505
103 Bryant DriveNicholasvilleKY40356
1700 Wesel Blvd.HagerstownMD21740
4005 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.DurhamNC27707
1450 Skibo RoadFayettevilleNC28303
2811 N. Park DriveGoldsboroNC27534
1101 Shiloh Glenn DriveMorrisvilleNC27560
930 Hanes Mall Blvd.Winston-SalemNC27103
284 Summit Square Blvd.Winston-SalemNC27105
1270 N. Bridge St.ChillicotheOH45601
10250 Brookpark RoadClevelandOH44130
6955 Miller LaneDaytonOH45414
5870 Sawmill RoadDublinOH43017
2675 Taylor Road ExtReynoldsburgOH43068
1040 Niles Cortland Road SEWarrenOH44484
6361 South Ave.Boardman (Youngstown)OH44512
3724 Northpointe DriveZanesvilleOH43701
2500 Plank Road CommonsAltoonaPA16601
200 Moraine Pointe PlazaButlerPA16001
6211 State Route 30GreensburgPA15601
2000 Village Center DriveTarentumPA15084
80 Trinity Point DriveWashingtonPA15301
2251 Century DriveWest MifflinPA15122
1501 Sams CircleChesapeakeVA23320
2444 Chesapeake Square Ring RoadChesapeakeVA23321
735 Southpark Blvd.Colonial HeightsVA23834
3912 Wards RoadLynchburgVA24502
12407 Jefferson Ave.Newport NewsVA23602
3345 Virginia Beach Blvd.Virginia BeachVA23452
14050 Worth AvenueWoodbridgeVA22192

If your Sam’s Club or favorite retailer isn’t on the list, click here to show the store manager the info on your phone or if you want to print an product info, click here to download the Chili Request document.