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Hot Dog of the Week: Jimmy John's

A sad week in hot dog news indeed. Jimmy John's Piping Hot Sandwiches of West Chester, Pennsylvania, one of the oldest hamburger and hot dog stands in the area, was gutted by a fire last Saturday on the morning of their 70th anniversary, due to a propane explosion as the kitchen was gearing up to sell 70-cent hot dogs all day. Jimmy John's was known for their "old-fashioned special frankfurters"—a Dietz & Watson natural casing, short and stout dog almost similar in size to a Zwiegle's frank. Very unique, especially for the Philadelphia area. And I'm kicking myself for never getting out there. More

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