Gene and Jude's

created by: Rickster

created on: 12/8/2012 10:42:33 PM


address 2720 River Road River Grove, IL 60171, USA
phone (708) 452-7634


CASH ONLY In 1946 city workers Gene Mormino and Jude DeSantis were at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field when Gene decided if he added French fries to his hot dog it would give it a gratifying dose of saltiness and crunchiness. Based on that idea, the two partners started a hot dog stand at Polk & Western Streets in Chicago. Their restaurant quickly gained popularity, but 3 years later Gene lost the entire stand in a card game in 1949. In 1950 they gathered enough money and moved operations to their current location in River Grove, Illinois. Since 2004 it has been owned and run by Joe Mormino, Gene's son. In 2006, Gene's & Jude's was inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame. In 2011, in a competition of 64 hot dog stands across the country, it was chosen by the magazine "Every Day with Rachel Ray" and the food blog Serious Eats as the best hot dog in America.


YouTube Videos

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The Headless Food Critic - Episode #3 - Gene & Jude's Red Hots

A vist to Gene & Jude's Red Hots in Chicago for one of their famous "double dogs"!