Al’s Beef joined a venerable list of American hot dog legends Tuesday with its induction into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame.
Vienna Beef’s Hot Dog Hall of Fame tradition dates back to 2006 when Vienna Beef announced its first 34 inductees. Inductee establishments are located in several states from Arizona to Colorado to Illinois and are chosen based on a variety of factors.
“The vendor's contribution to their community, philanthropic leadership, and overall commitment to the quality of their product and the satisfaction of their customers,” are all selection criteria that allowed Al's Beef to be welcomed into the ranks, according to the company.
Vienna Beef will honor the Little Italy food icon with a short ceremony at 10:30 a.m. to commemorate the achievement.