Walter’s Hot Dog Stand, the Mamaroneck, New York institution beloved enough to make it onto the National Register of Historic Places, recently celebrated its official 95th anniversary — 95 years of Walter’s hot dogs split down the middle and grilled in a secret sauce, served with a mix of four kinds of fries and egg creams.
Founded in 1919 by Walter Warrington, the stand — pagoda, really — remains a family business to this day and has been featured in The New York Times and The Daily Meal’s own list of America’s 50 Best Hot Dogs.
On Sunday, October 26, Walter’s kicked off a three-day anniversary celebration with events including a hot-dog-eating contest, a full day of 95-cent hot dogs, and Walter’s merchandise for all.
“Since I was 6 years old, I learned the family business by watching my father and mother, Walter and Rose, and I have seen five generations bond over their love of the genuine and classic Walter’s experience,” wrote Gene Warrington in a statement with the rest of the Walter’s family.
“We thank the families, the friends, the groups, the teams, and the staff, both near and far, for allowing us to become a part of their lives and for giving us our reputation of the best hot dog in the world. To the next 95 years!”
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.