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Fluky's

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Fluky's is a Chicago-area fast food restaurant and mail-order food purveyor known for hot dogs.

History

Fluky's began in Chicago in 1929 on Maxwell and Halsted Streets. Founded by Abe Drexler, the original stand is self acknowledged as the originator of the Chicago-style hot dog. They sold what was known as a "Depression Sandwich," a frankfurter on a bun with mustard, pickle relish, onion, dill pickle, hot peppers, lettuce and tomatoes, accompanied by french fries, for 5 cents. Today, Fluky's hot dog doesn't come with lettuce, but is much the same.

Still owned by the Drexler family, Fluky's maintains a stand in a Wal-Mart in Niles. The one-time chain had dwindled by the time the last city of Chicago Fluky's, 6821 N. Western Ave., changed its name to U Lucky Dawg on February 14, 2006; that site had been owned by a licensee for the previous ten years. A later location in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, was open only a short time.

In the intro to the third season of the sitcom Roseanne, the daughter Darlene is seen wearing a Fluky's T-shirt; also, Season 2 Episode 14 Becky is wearing the T-shirt.

References

Fluky's Wikipedia


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