Chicago’s rudest hot dog stand, The Wieners Circle, is sold


Roberta “Poochie” Jackson lays into a customer — playfully — at The Wiener’s Circle. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)

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CHICAGO — Chicago’s rudest hot dog stand, The Wieners Circle, has been sold.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the 33-year-old restaurant was purchased by a group of five local investors, including Ari Levy, whose father is Larry Levy, co-founder of Levy Restaurants (Spiaggia, Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, River Roast). To be clear, The Wiener’s Circle is not becoming a Levy restaurant.

The investors tell the Tribune that they have plans to grow The Wiener Circle brand beyond its Lincoln Park location. While  future plans are still being formulated, menu expansions and franchising beyond Chicago are under consideration.

However, there are no plans for relocating the restaurant from its Lincoln Park location.

Remember when The Wieners Circle was featured on ‘Conan’? Let us refresh your memory:


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