In 2006, Vienna Beef created an award to honor those hot dog operations that have achieved longevity and developed into true neighborhood landmarks. These is proud to highlight on these establishments. Out of thousands of customers, only about 100 have been recognized throughout the past decade. Our latest addition is Lulu’s Hot Dogs in Chicago, Illinois.
Lulu’s Hot Dogs has been serving a variety of menu specialties including Vienna Beef sausages and homemade Italian beef since 1968, when Don Grieco Sr. started this little food emporium on the near southwest side. The neighborhood is often called either University Village, Medical District, or the Tri-Taylor area. Whichever name you prefer to use, Don Jr. and brother Joe have been operating Lulu’s for the past half century.
The business began around the same time that the Vietnam conflict was in high gear. With the Veteran’s Administration and Hospital virtually across the street, Lulu’s has become the community “go-to” place for many men and women who have served our country. Lulu’s is an oasis for good food, warm smiles, and people who care.
Now it’s Vienna’s turn to acknowledge and thank the Grieco brothers and welcome Lulu’s Hot Dogs into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have been a part of what Joe and Don have accomplished for the past 50 years in which they served their customers.