Craving Pronto Pups? Stand opens early for 2018 winter weekend

Pronto Pups' winter weekend!

GRAND HAVEN, MICH. - Coinciding with the unseasonably mild weekend ahead, folks are expected to line up to taste an iconic Grand Haven treat.

This is the only winter weekend that Pronto Pups is opening its stand to customers. The winter weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 18 through 21.

WZZM 13's Meredith TerHaar spoke Pronto Pups owner Carl Nelson about the tradition which is 12 years strong.

He explained that growing up in Michigan, he learned over the years that the third weekend in January often lines up with a mid-winter thaw. That certainly looks to be the case this year.

If you're going on Sunday, bring your umbrella!

The winter weekend is a big hit every year with hundreds of customers lining up down the sidewalk to get their hands on one... two, or three (or more, we won't judge) Pronto Pups.

Carl explained that he started opening on Thursday for one special customer in particular, Betty Feldt, who is no longer able to wait in line. Once she has her Pronto Pups, the winter weekend begins.

Pronto Pups menu:

  • The World Famous Pronto Pup: $1.75
  • Pop (No Ice): Sm. $.50 | Lrg. $1
  • Bottled Water: $1
  • CASH PAYMENTS ONLY!

For more information, visit grandhavenprontopups.com.

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