Chris' Hot Dogs

Chris' Hot Dogs (HM1Y6H)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.64', W 86° 18.405'

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Established In 1917

Greek immigrant Christopher Anastasios Katechis opened Chris' Hot Dogs on May 1, 1917, at 138 Dexter Avenue. Until the 1960's, Chris offered curb service for its hot dogs, leading to long lines of cars cued for service. The hot dogs featured Chris' "secret" chili sauce, known by only a few family members and shipped all over the world.

Chris' served millions of customers during its first 10 decades, ranging from local regulars and Alabama governors to four American presidents. President Franklin D. Roosevelt often ordered boxes of hot dogs when his train traveled through Montgomery. Harry Truman, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush ate at Chris' while visiting.

Other customers ranged from George C. Wallace to civil rights leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Country singer Hank Williams was a regular. Elvis Presley ordered Chris' hot dogs before a Garrett Coliseum concert.

The founder's son Theo Katechis and grandson Costas "Gus" Katechis celebrated a century of serving the city its favorite hot dogs in 2017.
HM NumberHM1Y6H
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Alabama Tourism Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565212 N 3582472
Decimal Degrees32.37733333, -86.30675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.64', W 86° 18.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 38.4" N, 86° 18' 24.3" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 Dexter Ave, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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