Cicero, Illinois: Large Hot Dog Topped With Fries

A giant french-fry "slammed" Chicago Hot Dog graces the sign to Henry's Drive-In. "It's a Meal in Itself."

Henry's Drive-In

6031 W. Ogden Ave., Cicero, IL
Henry's Drive-In. On the south side of W. Ogden Ave. between S. 60th Court and S. 61st Ave.
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Giant Depression Dog

This isn't a kielbasa sandwich, despite the Roadside America entry name. It's actually a Chicago hot dog topped with french fries, often called a "depression dog." During the Great Depression, there were spins on the popular Chicago hot dog including a stripped-down version that dropped the tomatoes, pickle, and celery salt and placed the fries right on top. This sign features a giant version of this hot dog.

[Barry, 02/03/2017]

We've updated our identification of this regional delicacy. Thanks!

Henry's Big Kielbasa Sandwich sign.

Large Kielbasa Sandwich

A giant, french-fry topped Italian Sausage sandwich adorns the sign to Henry's ("It's a Meal in Itself") in the northern reaches of Burbank, Illinois. The roadside eatery dates back to the 1950's when it used to be a drive-thru. Upon seeing the giant sausage sandwich, we had to stop and eat there. The lunchtime crowd was pretty thick inside, but the featured sandwich was a little bit of heaven.

[Josh Shepherd, 02/19/2006]

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