Tony Packo’s Brings Back 5-Cent Hot Dog Offer

Daily Dose  |  07/14/2017 11:00 am

Due to popular demand, Tony Packo’s®, Toledo’s most famous restaurant, will once again offer its world-renowned hot dog at its original 1930s price of just five cents in the continuing celebration of its eighty-fifth anniversary and National Hot Dog Day Month.

From Monday, July 17th through Thursday, July 20th dine–in guests may add a Packo’s hot dog to their meal, one per visit, for a nickel, at all three Packo’s locations.  

Tony and Rose Packo opened the iconic eatery in 1932 on Toledo’s historic East Side with Hungarian recipes handed down to them from their families. With a flair for storytelling and old-world hospitality, they created a special place for locals to get a good meal at a good price during the Great Depression. Years later, in the 1970s, mentions of Packo’s on the TV series M*A*S*H would bring in visitors from all over the world to sample the food that Toledo actor Jamie Farr’s character Klinger raved about.

The Packo’s hot dog is, in fact, a traditional Hungarian smoked sausage called kolbasz. Tony Packo Sr. served it sliced in half lengthwise to provide a five-cent meal that his Depression-era guests could afford during those tough times. The sausage dog, topped with Rose’s unique chili sauce as well as mustard and onion, soon became the centerpiece of the Packo’s menu. It is served exactly the same way today.

For more information about this Anniversary Special and all special deals and promotions available through our Rewards program, please contact Scott Radel, Vice President of Operations, at 419-276-2253 Rewards membership is free to all Packo’s fans.