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Vienna Beef Inducts Hot Doug’s into the Hot Dog Hall of Fame ›

Since the first year of the new millennium Hot Doug’s has been a great positive influence to the foodservice sausage business, both in Chicago and beyond. Although, Doug Sohn has chosen to close in October of 2014 his dedication, imagination and creativity have changed the way that people view sausage as an interesting quality food group. As Doug has stated since the beginning, “there are no two finer words in the English language than ‘encased meats’, my friend”.

Those words became a mission statement for Doug and have been just that for Vienna Beef since 1893. What Doug has done has reinvented ways to prepare sausage in addition to creating new and different ingredient combinations to challenge our taste buds. When notable television stars of the food nation like Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali can wait up to two hours in line like everyone else to taste the bill of fare at Hot Doug’s, you know that the place has achieved a special kind of respected success.

Now its Vienna’s turn to perpetuate this iconic status and thank Doug for using Vienna Beef hot dogs and polish sausages as a base of his incredibly creative menu. We thank Doug and his loyal hard working staff, as we welcome Hot Doug’s into the hall of fame. Please accept our heartiest congratulations and best wishes in any and all future endeavors.

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Hot diggety! Southside Dogs serves Chicago-style ›

Southside Dogs Owner Sandy Roberts (Sun photos by Lily Duffield)

Southside Dogs Owner Sandy Roberts (Sun photos by Lily Duffield)

After 17 years working a corporate job, Southside Dogs Owner Sandy Roberts decided to follow her heart and open a hotdog stand. Read the full article here!

Vienna Beef and the Chicago Cubs Reintroduce the Wrigley Field Smokies! ›

Enjoy the taste of Wrigley Field™! To help celebrate 100 years at the old ballpark, The Cubs have commissioned Chicago’s premium sausage maker, Vienna® Beef, to reintroduce the Wrigley Field Smokies™. They are made from the original Vienna® Beef 1893 family recipe. Using only premium, fresh, domestic beef, and a secret blend of seasonings, this sausage is all hickory-smoked for that signature Vienna® taste.

It is available at these locations:

Wrigley Field

Jewel-Osco

Woodman’s (in Northern IL and Southern WI)

Shop and Save

Fresh Farms

Vienna Beef, Cubs to Bring ‘Smokies’ Back to Wrigley Field ›

The Chicago Cubs and Vienna Beef are partnering to bring back a familiar smell and taste with the introduction of Wrigley Field Smokies this weekend. Read the full article here!

Hot Dog University Teaches the Art of the Cart ›

If you ask Mark Reitman how Hot Dog University started, he’ll take you all the way back to 1955 when he was just eight years old. Selling food in his father’s soda fountain drug store and later becoming a teacher and hot dog salesman perfectly prepped Reitman for a post-retirement life as the founder of Hot Dog University, a program that teaches people the skills they need to open a hot dog cart. Read the full article here!

The Original Luke’s on Harlem Inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame ›

Enhancing the image, quality, and iconic status of an Italian Beef and hot dog stand around Chicago for over four decades is no small project. Following the success of those first two decades, Steve DiSilvestro has taken on that task, quite successfully, for nearly 20 years now. He has done just that in stepping up all business niches, from dine-in to delivery, carry out and drive-thru. Steve and his loyal staff have perpetuated The Original Luke’s on Harlem as a fast food icon in the heart of a great restaurant laden area on Chicago’s northwest side.

Featured in the print media, as well as on WGN-TV’s Chicago’s Best, with Brittany Payton and Steve McMichael, The Original Luke’s has been recognized for their fabulous food fare; excelling as a traditional quality ‘beef stand’, with Vienna hot dogs and Polish sausage, their own charbroiled burgers and homemade Chicago style pizza, and much more. Steve and the Original Luke’s team are deeply involved in the community, their schools, many charitable events and even the Franklin Park Ice Arena.

Now, its Vienna’s turn to acknowledge and thank this great beef and hot dog icon, and welcome The Original Luke’s on Harlem into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fane. From all of us at Vienna Beef, we congratulate Steve and the DiSilvestro family and their great staff and look forward to continued success.