Jim's Original

created by: Rick

created on: 12/31/2012 2:14:46 PM


Details

address 1250 South Union Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
website http://www.jimsoriginal.com/
phone (312) 733-7820
email [email protected]">[email protected]

Description


The legend of "Jim's Original" started over 70 years ago, when a young, bright-eyed European immigrant named "Jimmy" arrived in America. Once in Chicago, Jimmy began working at a small hot dog stand on the bustling corners of Maxwell and Halsted Streets. Jimmy worked hard, bought the stand from his aunt, and then made it literally "World Famous." He piled succulent polish sausages high on the grill and created the first Maxwell Street Polish Sausage sandwich, with sweet grilled onions and a smear of mustard. Perhaps there has never been a pleasure as great and as simple as taking a bite into one of Jimmy's original sandwiches. Due to UIC expansion and City pressures, that little stand, Jim's Original, was relocated first in 2001 and then in 2005 a block North and a block East to the Southwest Corner of Union Avenue & James Rochford Street. Today we continue to serve the Original Maxwell Street Polish Sausage Sandwich as Jimmy did when he first "invented" it in 1941, along with several other sandwiches including the pork chop sandwich "with the bone on a bun". Jim's Original is the longest continuously operating hot dog stand to have once done business on Maxwell Street. Except for a short closure in 2001 when we were relocated from Maxwell Street to Union Avenue, we have been in business since 1939, with 62 years of history on Maxwell Street. Jim's was so well-known and has so consistently served Chicagoans that we became the cornerstone of the Old Maxwell Street Market until its relocation in 1994. People still identify the Old Maxwell Street Market with the sweet smell of onions that emanated from Jim's stand.

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YouTube Videos


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Jim's original hot dog and Maxwells Street Polish

Really good hot dog for cheap. I wish they had this in California. We went during Black History month and the polish hot dog were only $1.50 each and it come...

In the Know w/ Jim's Original Maxwell Street Polish

Jim's Original Maxwell Street Polish Sausage sandwich has been in existence for 70 years. For those who remember the old Maxwell Street Market before the UIC...

The Headless Food Critic - Episode #1 - Jim's Original Maxwell St. Polish

A visit to Chicago's Union Street, adjacent to the Dan Ryan Expressway, to sample Jim's Original Maxwell Street Polish. This sausage legend is open 24/7, and...

JIMS ORIGINAL LYREBIRD 1440 X 1080_16-9

THIS WON'T MEAN MUCH UNLESS YOUR INTO THIS SORT OF THING....MY SON JIM TOOK THIS VIDEO DEEP INSIDE SHERBROOKE STATE FOREST,WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE EASTERN FR...

MAXWELL STREET-JIM'S ORIGINAL-JUNE 5 ,1994

Kiyoshi Nagata(Japanese King Record's executive producer) & Mike Kositani(DJ ,Critic & Japanese 1st president of The Rolling Stones Fan Club) were toddling a...