July is recognized as National Hot Dog Month, and I can’t think of any better place to commence the appropriate celebration than at Houston’s own, James Coney Island, famous for their amazing hot dogs.
Houstonian born and bred with the slogan, “Hot Doggin’ it” since 1923, James Coney Island has been a cultish favorite of delicious dogs for 87 wonderful years. The family-owned restaurant has come a long way in their history since the opening of the initial location on Main Street and Walker in Downtown Houston—becoming a chain in 1968, when their second location opened in the former Town and Country Mall. There are now a total of 21 different spots throughout and around the Houston area.
Darrin Straughan, President of the James Coney Island franchise since 1994, hopes to expand the King of Hot Dogs food chain outside the Houston area to cities like Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. The eatery’s newest location is located off Nasa Road 1 and I-45 South.
James Coney Island is not like any other hot dog joint. Hot dogs are offered on the menu to customers in the forms of all beef, Polish sausages, jalapeno dogs and turkey dogs. They come in three different styles in regular or jumbo sizes—Texas style with mustard, chili, cheese and onion; New York style with mustard and sauerkraut and Chicago style with mustard, relish, onion, pickle spears, sport peppers and celery salt. Lastly, they are prepared three different ways. The Original way with mustard, chili sauce and onions; the Cheese way with cheese added to the Original’s ingredients and the Plain way with mustard and/or ketchup. Hot dog combinations range in price from $4.50 to $6.99.
Here are some promotional deals going on at James Coney Island during the month of July and National Hot Dog Month:
- Every Sunday, Original Coneys are $0.99. This deal is only available for a limited time, so be sure to take advantage.
- Every Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to close, kids eat free.
- Add a side of chili to any combo meal for only $0.99. This is also only available for a limited time.
- On July 22, Chili Dogs will be available for only $0.87 all day long to celebrate the 87thbirthday of James Coney Island.
If you would like to have a party in honor of National Hot Dog Month, you can cater an event by visiting here. To follow more promotional deals and offers after July, you can follow Coney Man on Twitter.
When Houstonians think of hot dogs, they most certainly think of James Coney Island. Celebrate National Hot Dog Month during July at James Coney Island, the beloved Houston favorite. You will leave wishing that every month was dedicated to those delectable dogs.