Sad news to report as the Hot Dawg Stop on Kaliste Saloom Rd in Lafayette has announced that they have closed.

According to a Facebook post over the weekend, owner Bryan Aucoin explained that the decision was a tough one but that Lafayette is "overly saturated with restaurants".

Below is the official announcement from the Hot Dawg Stop.

Ironically, the announcement of the store's closure comes just a few days after they were named the "Best Hot Dog" in the area by The Times of Acadiana "Best Of" Readers poll.

We wish the Aucoin family the best in their future endeavors. They were an absolute pleasure to work with.