America’s Dog & Burger to Expand in Schaumburg, Aurora

Chicago brothers George and Manolis Alpogianis are planning to bring the America's Dog & Burger chain they started more than 20 years ago on Navy Pier to the suburbs and Wisconsin area. The eatery, with four Chicago locations, is in talks to open locations in Schaumburg and Aurora. Exact locations... [more]


America's Dog & Burger Targets Schaumburg for Its Next Stop

Epic Cross-Country Road Trip Serves as Inspiration for Iconic Chicago Eatery to Ignite Expansion into Schaumburg

By APPR (Patch Contributor) - Updated Sep 27, 2017 10:55 am ET

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America's Dog and Burger Inks Lease In Evergreen Market Place

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... [more]


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Made In Chicago: America’s Dog & Burger


America's Dog & Burger on FOX 32!

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Fourth of July Food and Hot Dog Facts with George Alpogianis

George Alpogianis, owner of America's Dog & Burger, joins Pete and Jane to talk July 4th Food. Warning: your mouth will water after listening to this podcast!


Lunchbreak: Ghost burgers from America’s Dog and Burger

George Alpogianis

America's Dog and Burger


  • Navy Pier (700 East Grand Avenue; #121)
  • Randolph Street (22 East Randolph Street)
  • James Thompson Center (100 West Randolph St.)
  • O’Hare International Airport (United Terminal 1, Concourse C)

Ghost Burger
2 oz guacamole, on bottom bun
8 oz burger patty
2 oz ghost pepper... [more]


9 Navy Pier Restaurants You Need to Try

Chicago’s Navy Pier is one of the city’s top cultural destinations, so it hosts many different kinds of people with many different tastes. To satisfy those tastes, the Pier has food-to-go, food to enjoy in a casual atmosphere, and food that’s best appreciated in more refined surroundings. Here are nine... [more]


America’s Dog & Burger Wants to Open Five Locations in Milwaukee Area

Hot Dog Chain Targeting Third Ward, East Side and the Suburbs
(By Corrinne Hess | May 12, 2017) Chicago bothers George and Manolis Alpogianis are planning to bring the America’s Dog & Burger chain they started 21 years ago on Navy Pier to the Milwaukee area.

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America's Dog & Burger seeking franchisees

Over two decades ago, two brothers took a road trip to try the best hot dog in whichever cities they stopped. The result: America's Dog & Burger, which has announced its franchising plan.

"After 23 years of proven success in the world's culinary epicenter, it is clear that America's Dog &... [more]


The Steve Cochran Show - WGN Radio

All Points connected with producer Mary Boyle about the Cubs opening day $1 Chicago hot dog special. We coordinated a food drop-off with Mary, which resulted in an on-air mention and a social media mention. Here is a link to the on-air mention: Here is a link to... [more]


Who, Finally Let the Dogs Out?

"Fact is, we have applied Chicago’s incredible culinary scene to our unique brand and it has sustained a loyal fan following for more than two decades. We’ve had countless franchise requests over the years and now we’re ready to answer that calling.” - Manolis Alpogianis, co-founder of America’s Dog & Burger... [more]


America's Dog & Burger looks to bring franchise to DeKalb

DeKALB – The family-owned Chicago restaurant franchise America's Dog & Burger is looking to open a new location in DeKalb within the next two years.

Co-founded by brothers Manolis and George Alpogianis, America's Dog & Burger currently has three locations: Navy Pier, O'Hare Airport and... [more]


America's Dog, with new menu and name, sets sights on expansion

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Brothers George and Manolis Alpogianis, owners of America's Dog & Burger, are in the midst of their biggest transformation yet. There’s a new slimmed-down menu with a focus on higher-end ingredients, a new name to reflect a bigger focus on burgers and a plan to expand across the... [more]


America’s Dog & Burger latest chain looking to expand in Region

Anyone who's been to Navy Pier has likely at least passed by America's Dog & Burgers.

The small chain, which also has locations in the Loop and O'Hare Airport, is now hunting for franchisees in the Merrillville area.

Owners Manolis and George Alpogianis want to add 30 more franchises... [more]


First Look at the Charlie Trotter Statue, America’s Dog Plans Major Expansion, More Intel

Plus, Portillo’s offers cheap cake tomorrow and Redhead Piano Bar gets new ownership

—After being in the works since summer 2015, the Charlie Trotter statue planned for Michigan Avenue now exists in physical form. ABC7 reported the statue unveiling at the 2017 Charlie Trotter Food & Wine Spring Festival on Monday,... [more]


America’s Dog & Burger Invites Nation to Join the Journey of a Lifetime

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Epic Cross-Country Road Trip Serves as Inspiration for Iconic Chicago Eatery to Ignite Nationwide Expansion

Brand Maps Out Path to Prolific Franchise Growth

March 01, 2017 // // CHICAGO – America’s vast highways have done more than simply provide the nation and its resident's endless ways to discover... [more]


Chicago's America's Dog & Burger Unveils Franchise Plan

America’s vast highways have done more than simply provide the nation and its residents endless ways to discover the country’s glory...they’ve also fueled what is set to become a nationwide restaurant phenomenon.

Chicago’s celebrated America’s Dog & Burger (AD&B), the tastiest idea to ever come out of a great American road... [more]


America’s Dog & Burger Invites Nation to Join the Journey of a Lifetime

America’s Dog & Burger Invites Nation to Join the Journey of a Lifetime

Epic Cross-Country Road Trip Serves as Inspiration for Iconic Chicago Eatery to Ignite Nationwide Expansion

Brand Maps Out Path to Prolific Franchise Growth

CHICAGO – America’s vast highways have done more than simply provide the nation and its residents endless ways to discover... [more]


NBC Nightly News speaks to America’s Dog on Hostess’ shutdown

NBC Nightly News featured Chicago’s Top Hot Dog spot America’s Dog for another reason tonight, it’s well known Fried Twinkie. When Hostess stopped operation, NBC came to America’s Dog and interviewed us to get our perspective on the end of an era on a long standing Chicago brand.


America’s Dog’s Manolis Alpogianis Quizzes Potbelly’s Bryant Keil

Staff, Chicago Grid

Bryant Keil bought the first Potbelly store in 1996, and now presides over a chain of more than 260 stores in 17 states. Manolis Alpogianis has four America’s Dog locations in the city—and a lot of questions for Keil.

On financing growth
Alpogianis: It seems like there’s friends and... [more]


Where to Eat at O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Daniel Gerzina, Eater Chicago

Summer vacation season is almost here, which means spending that necessary time at the airport. To help alleviate some of the stress that will come from the inevitable delays atO’Hare International Airport (and to keep your stomachs happy), it’s time to re-run the Airport Dining Guides with... [more]


Bill Zwecker Creates a Celebrity Hot Dog at America’s Dog


Melissa, Jeanne & America’s Dog bring lunch to one lucky Viewer

The girls come back to America’s Dog, dress up some of their dogs and bring it to one lucky viewer. It’s all on tape, broadcasted throughout Chicago on WCIU, The U, and once again, it’s fun fun fun at America’s Dog on Randolph with Melissa & Jeanne.


Manolis cooks up the You & Me Dawg on WCIU Morning Show

Manolis visited Melissa & Jeanne, hosts of The You & Me Morning Show on Chicago’s WCIU. They cooked up the You & Me Dawg which was featured as the Celebrity Chef Dog at America’s Dog throughout Chicago. Watch this fun video to see how it’s made and how cute these... [more]


Eater: O’Hare airport dining guide

As one of the world’s busiest airports, O’Hare International Airport sees more than its fair share of travelers every day. And with so much traffic passing through, there are a large amount of hungry flyers waiting for their flights. Fortunately, there are numerous dining options scattered throughout the several terminals... [more]


Eat this!

Gourmet hot dog: I could (and do) argue that a hot dog needs little adornment other than those prescribed by Chicago tradition, but a number of purveyors, such as Hot Doug’s and Franks ‘N’ Dawgs, offer convincing rebuttals. Consider, for instance, this month’s featured special at America’s Dog, owned by the... [more]


Hot Dog!

HOT DOG! The Bulls’ Joakim Noah was spied picking up a “Dallas Dog” at America’s Dog, where owner Manolis Alpogianis is still over the moon from having been on Rosie O’Donnell’s chatfest last week. Alpogianis created a special “hybrid” New York-Chicago hotdog (brown mustard, sauerkraut, tomatoes, relish, onions and celery... [more]