Sumary of Everything You Need To Know About Chicago-Style Hot Dogs:
- This National Hot Dog Day, let’s take a look at the history of the city’s favorite street food, what makes a Chicago dog a Chicago dog, and where to find some of the best.
- At the end of the 19th century, 25% of Chicago’s population was German-born or first generation German, and in 1880 36% of ALL butchers in Chicago were German immigrants.
- This worked well in Chicago, which was the meatpacking capital of the world and a leader in the industrial food market.
- Gates/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Getty Images The hot dog was cheap, delicious, and could be topped with “nutrients” in the form of condiments, which helped it take hold during the Great Depression.
- World War II veterans returned home and found opening a hot dog stand in the newly expanding suburbs was a great business opportunity.
- (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Getty Images Hot dogs arrived in America in the late 1800s, but Jewish immigrants created the all-beef version in the early 1900s.