HUNTINGTON - Andrew Hines, the owner of Dang Good Cinnamon Rolls and Waffles, seems like an unlikely owner of Huntington's newest dessert spot. Hines is the owner/operator of Butter It Up, a coffee shop that prides itself on a healthy and gluten-free menu. Such words could not apply to his newest business venture, but even a health-conscious gym enthusiast like Hines can't resist a good cinnamon roll.

"I'm a healthy eater, but when I have to cheat it's going to be with a cinnamon roll," he said. "I felt like there was nowhere in town to get one. Plus, who doesn't love a good Belgian glazed waffle?"

Hines said he likes to cook from scratch and come up with new things.

"With Butter It Up's menu being healthy and gluten-free, there's certain limitations, and there's other things I want to do. So, I opened up another spot."

He said the space became available a couple of months ago.

"It was a fairly straightforward construction process," he said. "I was planning on being open before Christmas, and we had a couple of delays on some things. We had the go-ahead from the health department, so we did some pre-orders on cinnamon rolls and got all of the staff trained on that. We opened up on Monday, Jan. 7."

Dang Good Cinnamon Rolls offers its original roll for $3.49 or a group of Ooey Gooey Bites for $3.79. There's even a Cinnamon Roll Waffle ($3.39) and a Cinnamon Roll Monte Cristo Sandwich ($5.79) with ham, cheddar cheese and pineapple pepper jelly. There's also a variety of Belgian Waffles including the Berries and Cream ($4.99) and Chocolate and Cream ($4.89). There's also a savory Lunch Waffle with turkey, southwest ranch dressing, lettuce and tomato. You can wash down your cinnamon roll or waffle with a cup of the same locally roasted organic coffee that was made famous at Butter It Up.

"You can currently order up to a dozen cinnamon rolls," Hines said. "We also have take and bake cinnamon rolls. We are also planning on adding a catering menu, as large groups want cinnamon rolls, too. There are people who have meetings, parties and conventions that we want to reach to as well. We are planning on offering large quantities of cinnamon rolls and specialty waffles."

Dang Good Cinnamon Rolls and Waffles is located inside The Market at 809 3rd Ave. It is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. seven days a week. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. For carry-out order for more information, call 304-955-9166. For specials, find their page on Facebook.

NAME: Dang Good Cinnamon Rolls and Waffles

TYPE OF FOOD: Cinnamon rolls and waffles

ADDRESS: 809 3rd Ave., Huntington, inside The Market

HOURS: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

PHONE NUMBER: 304-955-9166

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED: Cash and all major credit cards


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