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Where to Satisfy Your Hot Dog Craving Post-Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's will serve its last meal Friday



    Hot Doug's Serves its Last Dog

    10/3/2014: Legendary Avondale hot dog stand closed its doors for good on Friday. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 3, 2014)

    There may never be another chocolate hot dog or Anna Kendrick fire dog again, but for Hot Doug’s fans looking for their Chicago hot dog fix, there’s still hope.

    As the sausage superstore reaches its final day, GrubHub has put together a list of some of the most popular hot dog restaurants in the area to help cure the meaty mourning fans will likely experience.

    The delivery app service looked at Chicago restaurants with at least one hot dog ordered per day and compiled a list of the top 10 with highest ratings.

    1. Johnny’s Beef and Gyros
    2. Tom & Jerry’s (Formerly Wilbur’s)
    3. Fatso’s Last Stand
    4. Slim’s
    5. Duff’s Dogs
    6. Jay’s Beef
    7. VOPS
    8. The Original Luke’s on Harlem Pizza
    9. The Haute & The Dog
    10. Huey’s Hot Dogs

    In addition to the highest-rated hot dog eateries, they also put together a list of restaurants with the most hot dog orders.

    1. Barnelli’s Pasta Bowl and Portillo’s Hot Dogs
    2. Slim’s
    3. Choppers
    4. Chicago’s Dog House
    5. Munchies Gyros & Pizza
    6. Huey’s Hot Dogs
    7. Fatso’s Last Stand
    8. Al’s Beef
    9. Hamburger Heaven Express
    10. Byron’s Hot Dog

    While the end of Hot Doug’s marks a somber day in the encased meat world, fans can rest assured that delicious Chicago hot dogs aren’t going away anytime soon.

    Hot Doug: "It's Time To Do Something Else"Hot Doug: "It's Time To Do Something Else"

    Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter why he decided to close his popular hot dog joint.
    (Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014)