Springtime just got brighter for hot dog and burger fans in Chicago.
America’s Dog is reopening its original Navy Pier location on Friday, May 25. Operating now under the brand’s America’s Dog & Burger (AD&B) franchise concept, the newly renovated restaurant will feature a fresh collection of chef-driven, gourmet burgers and mouth-watering, city-inspired hot dogs.
Bursting onto Chicago’s culinary scene more than 20 years ago after two brothers’ cross-country food tour, AD&B uniquely positions itself in the quick-service industry and is driving innovation with its restaurant refresh and prolific growth plan.
“Back in 1996, my brother and I took a leap of faith when we opened America’s Dog at Navy Pier,” said Manolis Alpogianis, who took the famed road trip with his brother George and co-owns AD&B with him. “It’s a surreal feeling to revamp this original location, but we’re thrilled to finally introduce Chicagoans to our new menu and updated interior. While we’ve added more diverse, unique options to our lineup and completely redesigned the space, we managed to still keep our classic touch.”
The Navy Pier AD&B menu ranges 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). And, beyond its acclaimed city dogs and burgers, AD&B is also unveiling a selection of chicken sandwiches, salads, sides and milkshakes. Everything on the menu is fresh, never frozen and all ingredients are prepared in-house. The full menu can be seen at www.adbfresh.com/menu.