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The Stand open for season

Fort Wayne just got one step closer to spring. The Stand (5200 Bluffton Road) opened its doors for the season today.

The Stand specializes in hot dogs – there are 14 different styles, from the coney dog (a best seller) to a kung fu dog (coney sauce, General Tso's sauce and onions) to a Waynedale dog (coney sauce, coleslaw and mustard), owner Skip Sandels says.

This is The Stand's seventh or eight year in business, and Sandels estimates that, during a busy lunch, it can serve 200 to 300 people.

"For as small of a building as we have and what we put out, it's phenomenal," he says.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through May and will be open until 10 p.m. for the summer. Find The Stand on Facebook here.