CHICAGO (CBS) — Most people are having breakfast this time of day, but a number of people already have lunch on their minds as they line up at Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, which is closing for good on Friday.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, by 7 a.m. Tuesday, the line outside Hot Doug’s stretched three-quarters of a block down Roscoe Street from California Avenue.
The first two people in line showed up at 9 p.m. Monday.
“It’s not for a hot dog. It’s the experience. It’s because you’re not going to be able to do it again. This is it,” said Daniel Drake, who knew what he was going to order when Hot Doug’s opens at 10:30 a.m.: a foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse, and fleur de sel.