America’s Dog & Burger (AD&B) is widely known throughout Chicagoland area for offering the most compelling tastes of the nation in one dynamic eatery. After 23+ YEARS OF PROVEN success in the world’s culinary epicenter, the family-run business has engineered a franchise concept unlike any other in the quick-service industry.
Designed specifically for seasoned restaurant owners and multi-unit operators, AD&B’s simple-to-execute franchise model is fine-tuned to minimize restaurant development costs, expand territory options and maximize return on investment, all while delivering a world-class dining experience.
A leader in the hot dog and burger category, America’s Dog & Burger continually receives national and regional media attention from prominent news outlets including the Chicago Tribune, WGN Chicago, and WBBM’s Made in Chicago.
Learn more about America’s Dog & Burgers’ franchise opportunities and join the journey of a lifetime.
Although we’re known for our Chicago-Style hot dogs, we feature
that are made the way you’d find them in that city. Black Angus burgers, the highest quality sausages & of course Italian beef are also on the menu.
Executive Chef and T.A.G. restaurant group partner, George Alpogianis, sowed his culinary oats at Chicago’s celebrated dining destinations like KiKi’s bistro, Lawry’s Steakhouse, and Rosebud restaurants. George was introduced to his passion at the age of 6 working as a busboy at his father’s place at Palace Grill – it’s still an iconic restaurant in Chicago. He was a natural, and so his Dad encouraged culinary school, from which he graduated in 1989. From there, George went on to Le Titi De Paris for his externship under Chef Pierre Pollin. With his first paying job in 1991, as sous chef at Terczak’s he was mentored by acclaimed chefs Tony Mantuano at Tutta Posto and John Hogan at KiKi’s Bistro. George has cooked for several celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Oprah Winfrey, and film producer and director, John Hughes.
Co-owner and President of America’s Dog and Burger is Manolis Alpogianis. Manolis has over 25 years in restaurant and business experience and is recognized to being a leader in the Chicago restaurant and civic community. Operating 6 high volume restaurants in Chicago, 2 downtown, 1 in the suburbs, and 3 at O’Hare International Airport. Generating sales over $9 million and employing over 120 full time people. Manolis’ relationships with city sponsored organizations helping challenged individuals get back into the workforce, is just a small indicator of who he is in his community.
A lifelong Chicago resident, Manolis’ family offers three generations of a passion for food, offering work opportunities for others, and is now looking to add franchising to the mix. To list some of the boards he is affiliated with – Board of the Illinois Restaurant Association, The Greek American Foundation, The Chicago Loop Alliance, The Chicago Chamber of Commerce and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and Service Works.