Two decades ago, Andy Arnowitz, the owner of Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots, went to work on making a lifelong dream of owning and operating a successful neighborhood hot dog stand a reality. Andy has been hard at work perpetuating and enjoying his dream with his supportive wife, Sharon and 2 grown daughters, Lizzie and Allison by his side. Because of his hours being in a business community, he has been able to make time for both his girls and the business. One interesting side note is that Andy has taken this “neighborhood mom and pop restaurant style” and applied it to a business district. For example, Bubby’s supports local businesses by sponsoring their sports teams. Elk Grove Village is a small community with one of the largest numbers of small businesses in the Chicagoland area.
From 10:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday, Andy has been serving up Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, Polish Sausages, and his Bubby’s specialty sandwiches like the Meatball and Italian Beef sandwich smothered in marinara sauce, and the grilled Vienna Beef Salami sandwich. Bubby’s hand cut fries are also a customer favorite. Andy makes a point of knowing his customers and their families, and together with Arturo and Carlos, his key guys rounding out the team, they get the job done.
“It is such an honor and celebration to be standing here today acknowledging our new Hall of Fame status and approaching 20 years in business with Vienna Beef,” said Andy Arnowitz, owner of Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots. “Thank you to the Vienna team for this recognition and to our supportive customers for helping make this possible. We are so grateful to our community for helping us thrive and look forward to serving up many more Hot Dogs in the years ahead.”
The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize loyal vendors that have become landmarks in their neighborhood through outstanding customer service, community leadership, operational longevity, philanthropic efforts, and devotion to quality operations. To date, only 136 vendors nationwide have been inducted to The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame.