A City Built on
Vienna Beef

The “Chicago Style” got its start from street cart hot dog vendors during the hard times of the Great Depression. Money was scarce, but business was booming for these entrepreneurs who offered a delicious hot meal on a bun for only a nickel. Thus, the famous Chicago Style Hot Dog was born!


Take a Trip Through Time

The History of Vienna Beef

Making food memories since 1893, Vienna Beef found fame at the World’s Fair/Columbian Exposition, when two brothers debuted their sausages, made according to their Austrian-Hungarian roots. The Chicago Style Hot Dog became an institution during the Great Depression, thanks to its bounty of condiments and five-cents price tag. Today, Vienna Beef products are made right at home in Chicago, in small batches according to our traditional recipes.

How to Make an Authentic Chicago Style Hot Dog

Vienna Beef has everything you need to top an authentic Chicago Style Hot Dog. Watch to learn how to properly "Drag it Through the Garden."


Where To Buy & Eat

Looking for an authentic Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand? In the market to pick up some of our delicious products at your local retail store? You’re in the right place!

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Hot Dog University

If you’ve ever dreamed of opening a hot dog cart or stand, whether to augment your income or to create a whole new business, we’ve got a frankly
sensational program for you. Hot Dog University® is designed to give aspiring Hot Dog vendors the knowledge they need to get a business up and running. You’ll gain a hands-on understanding of what it takes to run a foodservice business.

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Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame

Recognizing Hot Dog Stands That Have Been Great Customers And Great Friends. Browse Them All!