When I was a kid here, Stewarts was a big deal.( this IS a long time ago folks)
They only had one location,( 5th ave next to dye plant) and it was only open during the summer which gave it a special meaning, and great anticipation.
Also back then, there wasn't this public taboo about eating nitrate sticks that there is today. There weren't a lot of place you could and stay in your car and eat, and the orange shack was very emblematic.
At this time Huntington had very little economic suffering, so there was not any sense of elevated greed by store owners, so you never felt you were being served with a heightened agenda by them to skimp on you.
The workers at the dye plant would come out covered in blue dye, and the odor of the plant THEN mixed with the odors from Stewarts which just by some random chance created this phenomenal aroma, which also added to the whole experience.
But times changed, money got tighter, owners got more greedy, and the amount of hot dog stands (or places that simply served hot dogs in their menu) grew exponentially.
Stewarts opens another location, and stays open all year round. Maybe was better for business, but it sort of took away from the special-ness, like having NFL all year long.
Then they started with cheaper ways to make their product. The sauce got watered down and less of it. The wiener got smaller ( or the bun bigger) and overall, the food became less fresh tasting,( I have personally witnessed blue hot dogs).
I stopped going a few years ago. When cousins visit they demand them despite my warnings.
Yet another, albeit trivial, Huntington failure. Fixing something that was already working.
Now I go to Frostop, Sams or Midway.