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Name:  Bob Schwartz  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

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Schwartz is VP of sales for Vienna Beef in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bob Schwartz has been an executive at Vienna Beef in Chicago for almost 40 years and brings to this book detailed memories about the hot dog stands, the owners and operators, and the customers who have been a part of those businesses.


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Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog
ISBN: 0979789230

Chicago's Books Press. 2008

This book is an insider's view of a love of hot dogs - eating them, selling them and talking about them. The author, an executive at Vienna Beef, has spent almost 40 years developing and enhancing strong emotions for the business and for the people who operate hot dog stands. The book includes detailed stories about a long list of hot dog stands located in Chicago, city and suburban, as well as stands located around the country. The one thing all those businesses have in common is that they serve or served Chicago-style hot dogs. Everyone who grew up eating hot dogs at those stands, especially in their own neighborhoods, remembers the one rule about putting condiments on a Chicago-style wiener - never put ketchup on a hot dog. This book will help the reader bring back all of those delicious memories.