Home Depot is not the first place most people would go to grab a bite to eat.

Angelo Micklos has spent the past 21 years changing that.

The Canton resident's M & M Concessions company owns the hot dog stands which sit outside the Home Depot stores in Lansdowne, Catonsville, Owings Mills, Glen Burnie and Bel Air.

Last week he received a notice from the company that he had 30 days to vacate the premises.

"They didn't give us an actual reason," the 49-year-old said. "It's the end of an era."

Micklos said he was sad to hear he has to move and bring an end to years of service at the five locations.

The stands at the Baltimore National Pike location in Catonsville and Washington Boulevard in Lansdowne have been in place since the day the Home Depot stores opened in November 1992 and October 2002 respectively, allowing him to build solid relationships with his customers.

"We have so many customers who come through here for lunch every day," Micklos said. "It's more than just a hot dog stand, it's like a hot dog stand on steroids."

Over the years the stands expanded from small New York style hot dog carts to large trailers where he and his employees cook and serve hamburgers and steak subs while providing fresh squeezed lemonade, in addition to hot dogs and chips.

"It's a business I built out of nothing," he said. "We have 17 employees. It's just a sad way to end."

At the Lansdowne location on May 14, the trailer where the food is cooked and sold gives the appearance of a small house.

At noon, there was a steady line of customers from the parking lot and the store stopping to purchase their lunch.

Some walk up with their carts full of purchases while others stop on their way in.

Some just double park by the curb. For them, the sole reason for their visit is one of Micklos' hot dogs, subs or burgers.

Tim Hooty is a park and run customer. He said he makes frequent trips to Home Depot for his lawn mower repair company, but usually comes by the store near the Baltimore Beltway exit for the food.

"I have to come up here for parts a lot," said Hooty, whose business is down the street from the store. "(But) like right now, I came up for lunch."

"I usually come for breakfast," he said. "The breakfast sandwiches are the best around."

The decision to ask Micklos to leave was not an easy one, according to Home Depot spokesperson Stephen Holmes.

"The agreements with food vendors provided space at Home Depot stores, it clearly states that these are temporary establishments, even when they've been in place for many years," Holmes said.

"It's always a difficult decision and it's not one that we take lightly," he said. "And that's especially true given the length of time that they've been at the store."