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Made in Chicago: Vienna Beef

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago is known for a long list of things, and right near the top is always the great food! Some of the best beef products call the Windy City home.

Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Vienna beef has been serving up great food in Chicago since 1893. The company was started by Austrian immigrants and introduces at the Columbia Exposition. Vienna Beef has been making their beef the same for more than 121 years. Now, the company claims about 90 percent of Chicago's hot dog market.

One of the most interesting things about Vienna Beef is their hot dogs are made from all beef!

ONLINE EXTRA | The history of Vienna Beef

Aside from hot dogs, the company also makes fresh roast beef and corned beef. And surprisingly, pickles account for 30 percent of their business. Many pickles that are put on sandwiches are made by Vienna Beef.

Those who work at Vienna Beef say it is an honor to be employed by a Chicago staple and a company with a family atmosphere.

"It is a tremendous sense of pride because we make the best hot dogs in the world. To see others enjoy that solidifies that even more," master sausage maker Chris said.


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