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Vienna Beef Factory Store hot dog

Hot Dog of the Day: Vienna Beef Factory Store

It's National Hot Dog Month! Today's hot dog is courtesy of the Vienna Beef Factory Store.


Vienna Beef Factory Store One wouldn’t be faulted for thinking the Vienna Beef Factory Store might have a better hot dog than the average stand. On proximity alone, shouldn’t the public store of the local fount of encased meat have a fresher, snappier dog? Well, frankly, it doesn’t. The store’s straight-outta-the-’70s lunchroom, dotted with factory workers who somehow aren’t yet sick of their employer’s output, puts out a solid, orthodox Chicago-style dog ($2.75) wrapped in paper with a heap of crinkle fries. The most exceptional thing about a visit to the meat Mecca’s store is the rare option of Barq’s Red Creme at the soda fountain.—Jake Malooley

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