It has been nearly five months since the beloved Hot Doug’s closed its doors for good, ending an encased meat era in Chicago, but it appears the famed hot dog stand will return for one day, and one day only.
The Chicago Tribune reports Hot Doug’s owner Doug Sohn will serve his meaty sensations once again on May 16 for Paulina Meat Market’s Hot Doug’s Appreciation Day.
The Lakeview meat market at Lincoln and Cornelia avenues, which once produced a number of sausages for Sohn, will bring back their Hot Doug’s specialties and serve some of the sandwiches that made the former Avondale eatery a staple in Chicago.
Sohn told the Tribune he won’t be cooking the sandwiches, but will be “designing the sausage” and “chit-chatting” with guests.
For the diehard fans who once inked their Hot Doug’s love with a promise of free sandwiches for life, well, that offer apparently stands on this special day.