The National Hot Dog Month Tour’s 23rd stop was Hot Dog Annie’s in Leicester, MA. This iconic little shack has been serving up hot dogs in this Worcester area community for 63 years. Now on it’s 3rd or 4th owner, the place doesn’t appear to have changed much. The current owner, one of the crew’s sister, has owned the place for a little over twenty years. I had some difficulty getting information from the crew who was working today (there was a bit of a mutual comprehension barrier), so I am going on what I have been told.
One thing I do know is this place has legions of fans that span generations. Everywhere I go, people ask me if I have ever been to Hot Dog Annie’s. I was very early and it was a drizzly morning. The owner was not present, but her sister was, and she told me everything she knew about the place, which, admittedly, was not much.
Hot Dog Annie’s doesn’t have a website or proper Facebook page. I found it somewhat ironic that they do provide free WiFi for their patrons.
The menu is pretty simple and straightforward: hot dogs, burgers, chips, and drinks.
They even have their own house brand of Root Beer and Cream Soda.
They serve up a 1/10th pound, grilled dog on a grilled bun at Hot Dog Annie’s. They have the four staple condiments: mustard, relish, onions, and that red kid’s stuff. The real attraction is the barbecue sauce. Everyone raves about it.
I ordered up one with barbecue sauce and onions. Drew got mustard and onions. We grabbed our dogs and…..
…well, you get the idea!
The barbecue sauce was awesome! It was sweet and savory and tangy and just plain old yummy! I can see why people rave about it. When I asked how they made it, the ladies (who were very camera shy) practically tore my head off!
Enjoy today’s video.
HAPPY NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH!!!!
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