Double Dogs, a family friendly restaurant with a sports atmosphere, is set to open the doors to its second location in Knoxville at 8910 Kingston Pike on July 9. The restaurant is named after founder and owner, Daniel Davis’ two beloved dogs, Bo and Chancey.
Bo was born in Minnesota and was highly bred. His father was a grand champion yellow Lab, who worked out, ate an all grain diet and had his picture on the Eukanuba bag. His mother, also a natural blonde, had three litters, played with tennis balls and was a member of the Junior Leash. Bo went to Burybone College, where he was known for his field hockey, and later to Wall Street, where he became an investment barker. After five years of dog-and-pony shows with Den Rug Wetter, he was dog tired and ready to move on. Fortunately, he had invested in an internet start-up called Dogfacebook, and he was pretty well fixed (financially, that is).
Chancey was a Black Lab and a bit of a junk yard dog. Nobody was going to mistake him for a Best in Show. When he was five weeks old, he was sold to a family in Ohio, but he slipped out of his crate and off the bus near Alvaton, Kentucky, where he got a job teaching old dogs new tricks. It was a dog’s life. He lived in a tavern, ate potato skins off the floor and ran with the big dogs until one day, after some hair of the dog, he was hit by a Greyhound, leaving him with a hind leg as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. He decided it was time to slow down, maybe open his own place.
Chancey had been to a lot of restaurants, including ones with bad food and cheap televisions, and ones with scantily-clad servers and a 50-50 chance of ending up as a witness in a harassment lawsuit. He knew those dogs wouldn’t hunt. Some of the places only had chicken with bones, which everyone knows is not good for dogs. Chancey knew what he wanted. He just needed an investor, and a human dumb enough to sign the lease. To make a long story short, Chancey placed an ad on Dog’s List, Bo responded, together they found a human, and Double Dogs was born. The human is now working like a dog, and, if you happen to see Bo and Chancey, remember it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.
The restaurant features an incredible menu selection including their popular Bo Burger, Dog Bowl Nachos, hand breaded chicken tenders, wings, pizza and more unique menu items. A kids’ menu featuring chicken fingers, pizza, grilled cheese and hot dogs is also available. The entire family will find something they love on the menu. A full printable menu is available online at www.doubledogs.biz.
The new restaurant has also 36 television screens, which is the perfect setting to keep the whole family entertained.
To celebrate the opening, Double Dogs named one special K-9 service dog with the Knoxville Police Patrol Division K-9 Unit as an honorary Double Dogs Chow House Pup on Monday, July 9 at 10:30am before opening the doors for business that day.
Officer Jason Cunningham and his canine, Grek, will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Their appearance will be followed by a donation presentation to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and the Knoxville Police Department Patrol Division K-9 Unit.