W-R Sandwich Shop

Street Address: 
20 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, p. 203.

Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.

W-R SANDWICH SHOP, 20 South Clark Street

That great American viand, the hot dog, is the main attraction here. A long, very narrow room, this place is a madhouse at noon; men and boys actually wait in line for their chance to partake of the tasty wienies that sizzle in the window. A hot dog sandwich, made with a fresh roll; a cup of coffee; and a piece of pie (in summer pie a la mode) make up most of the luncheons here. Many of the patrons order two hot dog sandwiches. Another specialty of the house is Hamburger steak. Potato pancakes with apple sauce and cheese cake are more items that are popular here.




1931 - 1931


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