Bob Schwartz, VP of Vienna Beef: National Hot Dog Month, ‘Hot Dog Hall of Fame’, Chicago style

Dave Plier

CHICAGO – JUNE 4: A Vienna Beef hot dog is prepared “Chicago style” at the company’s retail store June 4, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Vienna Beef recently signed a deal with Target Corp. to sell the company’s hot dogs at its 1,350 Target store food courts and packaged for retail in the 1,000 Target stores that sell groceries. The deal will mark the first time the Chicago-produced hot dogs have been available nationwide in the company’s 100+ year history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

To celebrate ‘National Hot Dog Month’, Bob Schwartz, Vice President of Chicago-based Vienna Beef and author of ’Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog’ talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about the sausage company’s history, trivia, and the most iconic neighborhood stands that proudly display the Vienna name.

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