Atlanta, Illinois: Muffler Man Holding Hot Dog

A fixture in Cicero for decades, the Hot Dog-Holding Muffler Man now stands along Route 66 in another town.

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The Bunyon Giant

Address:
Arch St., Atlanta, IL
Directions:
I-55 exit 140. Drive west on Hwy 25 into town, and continue straight on South St. Turn right onto Arch St. The Bunyon Giant will be on the left.
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Bunyon Muffler Man. Cicero's Hot Dog Giant
Before moving to Atlanta, Illinois, the Hot Dog Muffler Man was the bun- and weiner-hefting star of Cicero. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/21/2000]
American Giants 3. Atlanta, Illinois - Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 3
Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 3: The A.G. Team prowls Atlanta IL's nostalgic Rt. 66 main street, loaner home of the Hot Dog Muffler Man. Watch Video.

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Hot Dog Muffler Man. Bunyon's Statue

The hot dog-holding Muffler Man (also known as the "Bunyon") continues to stand guard over the town of Atlanta. The giant is in good condition, considering his less-than-great diet! There is a plaque next to the Bunyon that describes his history.

[John Holmes, 11/23/2013]
Muffler Man appears in Prilosec print ad. Muffler Man

This fellow has landed a bit of advertising fame in a print ad for an antacid. He is captioned as "Bunyon Giant, Atlanta, IL" and shares the ad with Larry the Cable Guy, who is evidently a spokesman for the brand. The ad came in the coupon flyers of my local paper toward the end of October, but also showed up in Rolling Stone magazine around the same time.

[Dan, 11/05/2012]

We've seen the ad, and we have to admit we're confused. No drug will settle your stomach if you eat a hot dog as big as a muffler man.

Hot Dog Muffler Man. Hot Dog Muffler Man

The Muffler Man is still holding his big wiener in Atlanta, Illinois. There is a plaque with his history, and, best of all, there is a place across the street that sells great pie!

[Lesss23, 08/13/2012]

Known locally as "The Bunyon Giant" because this Muffler Man originally stood in front of a hot dog stand named Bunyon's in nearby Cicero. He was moved to Atlanta -- a little further west on Route 66 -- in 2003.

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