America’s Dog & Burger Inducted Into the Hot Dog Hall of Fame

(  For over 25 years, America’s Dog and Burger has been a key component in the resurgence of Chicago’s Navy Pier. The Alpogianis brothers, George and Manolis, pushed to open both a Hot Dog concept and a Deli with the tagline “Taste the best from East to West.” Serving styles and recipes from all over the country, with Vienna Beef Hot Dogs as a primary component, America’s Dog & Burger has become an iconic restaurant gem.

America’s Dog & Burger has proven to be a continued success as one of Navy Pier’s most stellar foodservice operators. Celebrities like Henry Winkler, Sean Penn, and Vince Vaughn have joined millions of tourists and Chicagoans over this past quarter-century in enjoying the AD&B experience.

An AD&B Chicago-style dog alongside a Vienna Beef commemoration.

This Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Famer is especially well-regarded for how they give back to their community in so many ways. Under Manolis’ guidance and integrity, America’s Dog & Burger donates lunch to hundreds of CPS students and sponsors Lights Out in the Park, a camping program that promotes community spirit. Additionally, Manolis personally mentors historically underserved members of society, giving them an opportunity to see the value within themselves.

All of this delicious food and warm outreach stems from a three-generational family dedicated to changing the lives and palates of everyone in and around the Chicagoland area.

Manolis Alpogianis with his sons, Evangelos and Johannes.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by Vienna Beef, and this award could not have been possible without the loyal support of our customers, staff, community, and suppliers,” said Manolis Alpogianis, owner and co-founder of America’s Dog & Burger.

Manolis accepts Vienna Beef’s Hall of Fame Award on behalf of AD&B.

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