Vienna Beef Celebrates 125 years, opens free museum
At the headquarters you'll also find a cafe where they serve all your favorite products - hot dogs, Polish sausage, burgers, corned beef and more. And there's also a store where you can purchase all you need for your next barbecue - the meats, buns and all the condiments. We picked up some Ditka's spicy sausage and I can't wait to grill some of those. It's a fun little spot to head to for a weekday lunch and to take in a little Chicago history. Oh, and one other little note - right next door is Mellos, with a factory store where you can get peanuts, popcorn and candy - so if you have something planned with a baseball theme, you can head to Vienna Beef for the dogs and then go next door to get big quantities of peanuts in the shell.
Here's a little peek at what's in the museum. It's a small space that you can get through pretty quickly, but it's packed with great bits of Chicago hot dog history.