Re:Largest Chicago style hot dog on Conan O'Brien Show tonight.
Thanks, Paul. The hot dog was 40 feet long. The staff at Vienna Beef custom built a 42 foot , modular, charcoal grill, with special tools to place the dog on the grill and roll it into a bun. I was at the practice session on Tuesday, where they fired up the grill, cooked the dog, and rolled it into a bun. The two minutes on the Conan O"Brien Show took days of construction and practice and was well worth the effort. I'm proud to be part of the Chicago style hot dog culture. Give me a shout when you're in Chicago.
Mark Reitman, PhD
Professor of Hot Dogs