The Custard Stand-Summersville sets opening celebration for Saturday, Aug. 5

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The Custard Stand LLC, owned by Dee and Angie Cowger of Webster Springs, is along U.S. Route 19 in the Gateway Center shopping plaza across from Walmart.

“Opening a restaurant in Summersville has been a goal for a few years,” said co-owner Angie  Cowger. “Being on a major route is definitely a plus to help us attract both tourists and locals. More importantly, it’s a way for us to become directly involved with communities in Nicholas County.”

A ribbon-cutting will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 5. Representatives from the staffs of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and U.S. House Rep.  Evan Jenkins (R-WV, 3rd District), along with elected officials from Nicholas County, are scheduled to attend.

The day of fun includes a performance by Sister Simms, a $100 cash drawing, a live radio remote with The Boss 97 (WDBS-FM), face-painting, giant slide and helium balloons (while supplies last).

Schedule of Events
(tentative and subject to change)

  • Helium balloons while supplies last
  • All-day: Corn Hole
  • 11:30 a.m.-noon: Sister Simms
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Face-painting
  • 1-3 p.m.: The Boss 97 (WDBS-FM) live radio remote
  • 2 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Face-Painting
  • 3-7 p.m.: Giant Slide
  • 4-4:30 p.m.: Sister Simms
  • 4:30-5 p.m.: Face-Painting

“Plus, we might have a few surprises,” says Alissa Clayton, who manages the Summersville restaurant. Clayton and her husband own The Custard Stand in Flatwoods, and she is the Cowgers’ oldest daughter. “Watch our Facebook page ( for updates and additions to the schedule.”

The restaurant opened in mid-May and seats 45. The hours are Monday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The interior’s signature red-and-white retro vibe found in The Custard Stand restaurants in Elkins, Flatwoods, Oak Hill, and Webster Springs.

The Summersville menu features hot dogs with Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili, hamburgers, Custard Stand Chili Soup with Beef and Beans, sandwiches, fries and soft serve ice cream treats such as milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits and at least 30 flavors of soft serve.

“With each new location, we try to improve on what we have done before,” said Dee Cowger. “At Summersville, we added a premium vanilla custard, a rich, cold dessert similar to our soft serve.”

Like the other locations of The Custard Stand, folks can stock up on Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili — the Official Chili of WVU Athletics — and Custard Stand Chili Soup with Beef and Beans.

Hourly specials on Saturday, Aug. 5 only

10:30-11 a.m.: BOGO Smoothies/Frappes.

11 a.m.-noon: BOGO Hot Dog (limit 10).

Noon-1 p.m.: FREE large Soft Drink with every burger.

1-2 p.m.: FREE small Custard Cone with any purchase.

2-3 p.m.: ONLY 99 CENTS ‒ Pork BBQ sandwich (plain).

3-4 p.m.: BOGO Arctic Swirl (small).

4-5 p.m.: BOGO Hot Dog (limit 10).

5-6 p.m.: ONLY 99 CENTS ‒ Cheeseburger (plain).

7-8 p.m.: FREE Corn Dog with any purchase.

8-9 p.m.: BOGO on listed Side Order items.

9-10 p.m.: FREE flavored Soft-Serve Cone with any purchase.

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