Skip to main content

Featured Post

Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

About to open* two blocks from Barclays on Fifth Avenue: an Original Hot Dog factory franchise

(Updated/clarified that it's not actually open yet)

Recently said to open--but not quite yet--at 44 Fifth Avenue, between Bergen and Dean streets, less than two blocks from the Barclays Center, is the first New York branch of the Original Hot Dog Factory franchise.

As this article explains, the chain, born in Atlanta, serves hot dogs with 25 varieties of toppings, plus other items.

Here's the menu.

About that "Detroit Coney"

Note that they sell something called a "Detroit Coney," which is a beef hot dog topped with chili, shredded cheese, and chopped onions--a homage to the popular Midwestern concept that has little to do with Brooklyn. From Smithsonian magazine:
The Coney dog was spread across the eastern U.S. by various Greek and Macedonian immigrants in the 1900s and 1910s. The restaurateurs were part of the great wave of Greek migration to the U.S... “Many of them passed through New York’s Ellis Island and heard about or visited Coney Island, later borrowing this name for their hot dogs, according to one legend,” wrote Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm in their 2012 book Coney Detroit.

Comments