Packo’s Celebrates National Hot Dog Week with 5-Cent Hot Dog

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 by: Karen Meek | Category: General News

Tony Packo’s®, Toledo’s most iconic eatery, is rolling back the clock once more to offer their world-famous hot dogs at their original 1930's five-cent price.

July has been designated National Hot Dog Month by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, an American trade association that has promoted the hot dog and sausage industry since 1994.

In celebration of National Hot Dog Week, from Monday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 26th dine-in guests at all five Packo’s locations may add a Packo’s hot dog to their meal, one per guest per visit, for a nickel.

Tony and Rose Packo opened the restaurant in 1932 on Toledo’s historic East Side with Hungarian recipes handed down to them from their families. The Packo’s hot dog is, in fact, a traditional Hungarian smoked sausage called kolbasz. Tony served it sliced in half lengthwise to provide a five-cent meal that his Depression-era guests could afford during those tough times. The sausage dog, topped with Rose’s unique chili sauce, mustard, and onion soon became the centerpiece of the Packo’s menu. It is served exactly the same way today.

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