EVERGREEN PARK, IL -- “Hot Dog Brothers” Manolis and George Alpogianis are bringing one of their famed America’s Dog and Burger eateries to Evergreen Market Place. The Alpogianis’ signed a lease to open shop in August 2018. America’s Dog and Burger offers gourmet burgers and hot dogs inspired by a 1993 road trip that included tasting the best hot dogs and burgers in cities across the United States.
AD&B presently has four Chicago locations, including Navy Pier, O’Hare International Airport, inside the James R. Thompson Center, and 22 W. Randolph St. The brothers employ 50 people at their four locations. The Evergreen Park AD&B will bring 12 jobs to the village. The company is currently accepting locations from residents and operator teams across the Chicago region with strong business acumen, proven restaurant industry experience and an in interest in multi-unit franchising to own and operate the Evergreen Park location, according to a news release.
“Evergreen Park is the ideal place for us to expand, and we're to happy to offer the community a little bit of local flavors from cities coast to coast, including our famous Chicago Dog,” said Manolis Alpogianis, who co-owns AD&B with his brother George.
“Evergreen Plaza has been bustling with renovations and we’re thrilled to have AD&B as part of this booming development phase.”
Menu options range from the Santa Fe Hot Dog (Vienna all beef hot dog, hardwood smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, caramelized onions, beer battered jalapeno caps and cotija cheese on a Texas toast roll) to the Ghost burger (hardwood smoked bacon, spicy ghost pepper cheese, guacamole and onion strings on a butter brioche bun). In addition to burgers and dogs, AD&B also offers a selection of chicken sandwiches, salads and sides. Everything on the menu is fresh, never frozen and all ingredients are prepared in-house.
AD&B is looking to open a combination of 30 company-owned and franchise locations in the Chicago area, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. Evergreen Park is part of the company’s strategic franchise plan. The company is planning a build-out in the newly leased space and hopes to open in August 2018.
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