Davenport’s hot dog man serves up Chicago style dogs on National Hot Dog Day

Dennis Kraklio, owner of Big Dogs hot dog cart in downtown Davenport, has served hot dogs for nine years and said he started the business after he retired as a truck driver.

“I always thought when I retire from [truck-driving] I would sell hot dogs to people,” said Kraklio. “I never knew it would be such a fantastic business.”

July 23 is National Hot Dog day, and Kraklio celebrated by serving his customers his favorite kind of hot dog, the Red Hot Chicago Dog.

See also: July is National Hot Dog Month.

It’s made with a poppy-seed bun, a Vienna Beef hot dog, dill pickle, sweet relish, onions, tomatoes, sport peppers, and celery salt.

“It’s what made my cart a success,” said Kraklio

Kraklio has two hot dog carts set up in downtown Davenport. One is outside the Scott County Courthouse and the other is outside the Figge Art Museum.

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