Friday, July 12, 2019

David Berg and Company, Chicago, Illinois. (1860-1992)

Beginning in 1860 the David Berg and Company had developed a following of customers fond of their signature, kosher style, hot dogs. This was before the Civil War! 
David Berg hot dogs were served at the Republican National Convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. David Berg was a pioneer that introduced the "hot dog" at a professional baseball stadium. That happened in 1901, it was the Chicago White Stockings first season as a major league team, and their second season in Chicago playing ball at South Side Park located at 38th Place and South Princeton Avenue, in Chicago.
Chicago White Stockings first playing ball at South Side Park.
When Vienna Beef set up shop in 1893, one of the few great sausage companies around was David Berg & Company. In 1992, almost a hundred years later, David Berg joined the family of Vienna Beef products. Vienna Beef carried on the David Berg taste and tradition by honoring their unique spice blend. David Berg's treasured Chicago sausage products are now made by Vienna Beef.

Fun Hot Dog Facts:
  • In 1978, David Berg made a six-foot, 681-pound premium beef hot dog in a 100-pound poppy seed bun covered with two gallons of mustard. 
  • The average hot dog is consumed in 6 bites. 
  • More hot dogs are believed to be sold at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport than any other location in the world. 
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D. 

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