111 Congress St
Troy, NY 12180
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Unless you are from the capital region of New York you probably haven't had or heard of mini hot dogs. I haven't come across these mini hot wieners anywhere else in the country. Located only 1mile apart Famous Lunch and Gus's Hot Dog stand have been battling over the best mini dogs for over 50yrs. The mini dogs and mini rolls are all made local just for them. The sauce is alittle burnt tasting and has more cumin then I am use to in my sauce. I give the edge to Famous in the wiener department but Gus's has hamburgers and amazing sausage and peppers for $1.70. At 65cents each people order these dogs ten at a time. So order up a pile of doggies and pull up a chair. Chowdown on a local legend.
In 1932, the Quick Lunch, now Famous Lunch, opened its doors for the first time at 111 Congress Street in Troy, NY. On August 28, 1958, however, an event would change the name forever. A local marine, twenty-year old Corporal Gordon Gundrum, stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, just had to have his Troy hot dogs. Several dozen dogs were flown to the embassy by KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, and were served for lunch that day to Gundrum and the U.S. Ambassador at his 54th birthday celebration. The news of “Operation Hot Dogs” made the national and local newspapers, and so the Quick Lunch became “World Famous.” Today, this historic hot dog shop still lives up to the famous name. Today, Famous Lunch sends hot dogs via Fedex to states throughout the U.S.A. and around the world. Some people will go to any length to satisfy their hunger for a “Famous Hot Dog.”