Terry Creamer has been a workaholic all his life and has instilled the same work ethic to his son Tim. In 1963, Terry started up not one, but two fast food places at Cicero at Monroe and Central at Lake at almost the same time. Ten years later he said, “What’s one more;” and opened at Madison at Austin; which is where Tim has carried on the tradition of over half a century. The other two are gone now, but Tim keeps this neighborhood icon going strong. Terry’s Place has become a fixture to second and even third generation customers where even much of the staff has been around for many years, including Juan, Roberto, Eddie and Carlos.
From those Vienna Beef hot dogs, polish sausage and corned beef to specialties like their gyros burrito and pizza puff that covers a plate, the food has become king. The accolades of which have become almost as plentiful as the place itself. After forty years at this location and over fifty years overall, it’s not difficult to figure out the reasons behind this success story.
It is with great admiration and thanks that Vienna Beef welcomes Terry’s Place into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame. From all of us at Vienna, we with Tim and Terry’s Place much continued success.