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Founded by Abe Drexler in Chicago in 1929, who went by "Fluky" in grammar school, Fluky's is considered the inventor of the Chicago-style hot dog. Back then, it served what was known as a "Depression Sandwich" -- a frankfurter on a bun with mustard, pickle relish, onion, dill pickle, hot peppers, lettuce, and tomatoes, accompanied by french fries -- for only 5 cents. These days, Fluky's is still owned by the Drexler family, now operating as a stand in a Wal-Mart in Niles, the service is still fast and friendly, and the hot dogs are still scrumptious. No, they don't still cost a nickel.

Fluky's hot dogs Walmart Niles
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Fluky's

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Founded by Abe Drexler in Chicago in 1929, who went by "Fluky" in grammar school, Fluky's is considered the inventor of the Chicago-style hot dog. Back then, it served what was known as a "Depression Sandwich" -- a frankfurter on a bun with mustard, pickle relish, onion, dill pickle, hot peppers, lettuce, and tomatoes, accompanied by french fries -- for only 5 cents. These days, Fluky's is still owned by the Drexler family, now operating as a stand in a Wal-Mart in Niles, the service is still fast and friendly, and the hot dogs are still scrumptious. No, they don't still cost a nickel.