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His grandfather died in 1997, and McElroy moved to Kettering. He moved to Phoenix for a brief time, where he met “an old retired guy who had a hot dog cart and sold to business people by the airport,” McElroy said.
Lefty's Hot Dogs sells regular and jumbo hot dogs and Polish sausages, among other dishes. Staff photo by Mark Fisher
“I moved back to Kettering still holding onto the thought of my own hot dog business and started it here at the Kettering Cruise thru in 2010.”
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Lefty’s hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The menu includes hot dogs, chili dogs, jumbo chili dogs and Polish Sausage, with toppings such as chili, cheese, mustard, ketchup, onion, cole slaw and sauerkraut. The chili is homemade, McElroy said, and the cole slaw comes from nearby KD’s Barbecue in Kettering.
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Prices range from $1.50 for a hot dog with mustard and ketchup to $3.75 for a Jumbo Chili Dog. DoorDash delivery is available.
For more information, check out the Lefty's Hot Dogs Facebook page.