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Ted’s Hot Dogs
Ted’s Hot Dogs is a Buffalo, New York area icon. With 8 locations in the greater Buffalo area and one in Tempe, Arizona, Ted’s Hot Dogs is a true example of taking America’s simplest (and favorite) food to another level!
The Story of Ted’s Hot Dogs
Ted’s uses natural-casing Sahlen’s brand franks, available regular length or foot-long. The hot dogs are cooked on a grate over charcoal that infuses each one with pungent smoke flavor and makes the skin crackling-crisp. As they cook, the chef pokes them with a fork, slaps them squeezes them, and otherwise abuses them, thus puncturing the skin and allowing them to suck in maximum smoky taste. The result is a crackly, juicy hot dog. Today, 90 years after first opening its doors, the family owned and operated business has grown to nine locations across Western New York, our Charcoal Chariot Food Truck and one location in Tempe, Arizona.
The History of Ted’s Hot Dogs
Ted’s began as a horse-drawn hot dog cart in Buffalo in the 1920s. It became a permanently-anchored hot dog stand under the Peace Bridge in 1927; and opened as a bigger store on Sheridan Drive in 1948. There are now eight Ted’s in Western New York, and one in Tempe, Arizona. We’ve never been disappointed at any of them.