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The Sammie's Owners Group

About Sammie's

On the northwest side of Chicago, in the Portage Park neighborhood, my dad (Dominic Guinta) came up with an idea for keeping my brother Joe and myself Sam busy and out of trouble, doing something productive, during the summer of 1964.

From a 6 x 10 foot trailer that our father rented for us next to the gas station near our Chicago home, we sold Vienna Hot Dogs for a quarter and soft drinks for a dime that first summer.Sammie's was operated seasonally six months a year.

Growing up and moving on, we opened a year-round store in Chicago 1970 and two years later in 1972 a second in Grayslake, where we turned a walk-up summertime stand into a year-round fast-food operation. In 1982 we opened a third location now located at 215 W. Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach and in 1997 a new SAMMIES was opened at 216 Milwaukee Ave.(RT. 83) in Lake Villa.


Vienna Hot Dog Hall of Fame Award

Vienna Hall of Fame Award

In 2008, Sammie’s was honored to be inducted into the Vienna Hot Dog Hall of Fame. A legacy we will always respect and appreciate being included in. Bob Schwartz of Vienna Beef started this program to acknowledge and award long time independent hot dog stand operators.We are honored to be included in his new book just released, “NEVER PUT KETCHUP ON A HOT DOG”, the history of the Chicago Hot Dog and the people that serve them.

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