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Vienna Beef is proud to induct Homer’s Ice Cream in to the exclusive Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame in April 2014. Homer’s is a longstanding quality establishment with personality, customer service and commitment to community.
Over three quarters of a century ago, Greek immigrant, Gus Poulos created his own homemade ice cream in the sleepy little town of Wilmette, Illinois. Today, nearly 80 years later, Homers Ice Cream still stands (though expanded) in its original location serving the finest ice cream products and more throughout Chicagoland. It’s been over 40 years since the menu expansions brought together two Chicago icons: Homers Ice Cream and Vienna Beef hot dogs. Quality and consistency are two ingredients that both of these respected companies hold in common. One of Gus’ sons, Dean Poulos who spearheads the company has even held those attributes to their allied menu products as well. They use a proprietary beef blend for their burgers and have only used Vienna hot dogs for the past 42 years.
Homers has won numerous accolades and awards such as ‘number one ice cream’ by the Pioneer Press, ‘Best in Chicago’ by Chicago Magazine and ‘Top 10 ice cream in the country’ by Bon Appetit Magazine just to name a few. As Dean says, “what sets us apart is that we are constantly improving and have a great loyal staff, most of whom have been at Homers for 10-25 years”.
Vienna Beef congratulates and pays homage to Homers Ice Cream and the Poulos family and staff both then and now, who have provided great ice cream for nearly 80 years; and for providing Vienna beef hot dogs for their customers for over half of those years. “Homer’s Ice Cream’s exceptional quality, personality and hospitality make them an ideal candidate for our recognition program. We are proud to work with them and excited to recognize their success in this way.” says Bob Schwartz, Vice President of Vienna Beef.
Chicago; the city once known as, “the hog butcher for the world,” now has but one specialty meat company left; Vienna Beef, in business here 121 years. Vienna Beef was recently awarded the title of; “The official corned beef of St. Patrick’s Day” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
As soon as Craig Bagdon mentions the Seattle-style hot dog — an all-beef dog with cream cheese and grilled onions — a customer eating one a few seats over gives two thumbs up. But on the menu at Chicago Beef Company, the Seattle dog is just about the only Northwestern item: As you might guess from the name, it’s all about Chicago food. Read the full article here!
Great article on Chicago Style Beef and Dogs, a loyal customer of ours located in Lakewood, CO! Read the full article here!
Vienna Beef is proud to induct Casciani’s Pizzaria in to the exclusive Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame in February 2014. Casciani’s Pizzaria is a longstanding quality establishment with personality, customer service and commitment to community.
In 1967, Sergio Casciani had an idea and started his own pizza restaurant featuring Vienna Beef hot dogs and other local and homemade specialties. His son Harry worked with him in Cicero and eventually moved to build a new restaurant in Hodgekins in 1987. The family tradition came alive in the neighborhood, as a local gathering place to eat great pizza and Vienna Beef hot dogs and talk about the Chicago Bears and Chicago sports. Today the restaurant remains strong with Harry’s sons Carmen, Rocco and Gino, as they have become an important part of the community through good food and good times.
Vienna Beef proudly recognized Carmen, Rocco and Gino Casciani and the staff at Casciani’s Pizzaria for exceptional quality, personality and hospitality by inducting Casciani’s Pizzaria into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame in February 2014. “Casciani’s exceptional quality, personality and hospitality make them an ideal candidate for our recognition program. We are proud to work with them and excited to recognize their success in this way.” says Bob Schwartz, Vice President of Vienna Beef.