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]
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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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!
America's Dog and Burger
2 oz guacamole, on bottom bun
8 oz burger patty
2 oz ghost pepper... [more]
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]
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.
With an... [more]
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]
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: http://bit.ly/2oshNDW. Here is a link to... [more]
"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]
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]
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]
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]
—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]
Brand Maps Out Path to Prolific Franchise Growth
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
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 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.
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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.
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Alpogianis: It seems like there’s friends and... [more]
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]
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 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]
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]
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! 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]