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First sold at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the Chicago Dog came to prominence during the Great Depression at the Maxwell Street Stand named Fluky's. There you could get an all beef frankfurter on a bun with essentially a salad on top for a nickel.


The authentic Chicago Dog begins with a steamed poppy seed bun which holds a Vienna all beef hot dog, also steamed. This is then "dragged through the garden" by adding yellow mustard, neon green relish (which was sweet pickle relish with mint at Fluky's), diced white onion, tomato wedges, a kosher dill pickle spear, sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt. Culinary legend has it these toppings must be assembled in order so all may be tasted in each bite.


Although exceptions abound, we at Dawgs honor tradition and present the Chicago Dog as history provides, with authentic ingredients and classic preparation. (Except for the nickel part). We are proud of our products and look forward to you enjoying them.