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National Coney Island Bringing Old Fashioned Fun to Detroit!

Jaclyn Hughes

If you reside in the Detroit area you must have enjoyed a scrumptious Coney Island hotdog by now, right? The chain dog shop has tons of history, and is a local favorite among all young and old. The National Coney Island shops are kicking off some fun this Tuesday as they will be launching a promotion for their 50th anniversary celebration!

The restaurants have been open to locals in Southeast Michigan for ages. Way back in 1965 founder James Giftos opened the doors at his original shop in Roseville. It was designed to serve a collection of hot dogs, some hamburger options, sandwiches, and chips and sodas. They happily served roughly forty customers inside their first location and at the time, their trademark hot dogs were a whopping 35 cents! My how times have changed in fifty years! They went on to open more restaurants within the St. Clair Shores areas, and Detroit. He went on to build up his menu and what he was offering the patrons and that has certainly paid off!

The Detroit Free Press reports that the notorious hot dog chain will be offering 50 cent dogs to all customers on Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m.! This affordable promotion will go on throughout the entire day and be available at most of their locations. The hotdog sale will be open to dine in customers and limited to 5 hotdogs per patron. You can also look forward to specials being offered from now all the way through December to celebrate their 50th year in business.

You can also find a special to take advantage of that offers a commemorative glass featuring a gold mustache of Mr. Pop the famous mascot of the hotdog chain. The company is also doing a charitable effort by contributing a portion of the sales of the limited edition glasses to the Wigs for Kids organization. The non-profit charity is committed to giving children with hair loss struggles a new way of life!