May 28, 2014
VM Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Original Luke’s on Harlem to be Inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame
The Hot Dog Hall of Fame was created to highlight restaurants in business for more than 25 years that have significant ties to the communities they exist in.
May 28, 2014 (VMPR) – Chicago, IL. The Original Luke’s on Harlem, a northwest side favorite known for its famous hot dogs, Italian beef, pizza, burgers and more will be inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame on June 3, 2014.
The Original Luke’s on Harlem was established in 1973, and has been owned and operated by Steven Disilvestro and his family since the early 1990’s. Over that time, the restaurant has sponsored Hiawatha baseball teams and Disilvestro regularly donates funds to local schools, non-profits, and supports the Franklin Park Ice Arena.
“The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame rewards those folks who have been instrumental in perpetuating Vienna Beef and their successful businesses,”said Bob Schwartz, senior vice president of Vienna Beef. “The Original Luke’s on Harlem has been deeply involved with, and a vital part of its surrounding community for more than 40 years.”
The fast-food restaurant was featured on the television show, Chicago’s Best, hosted by Brittany Payton and former Chicago Bears player Steve McMichael, and celebrated for its quality fare and traditional ‘beef stand’ status. [YouTube video link on page 2]
The news media and public are invited to attend the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame induction ceremony at The Original Luke’s on Harlem, 3130 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the occasion, Disilvestro will be serving free Vienna Beef hot dogs from 10:30 a.m. until noon to all who come through his doors. (June 3, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. until noon only)
About The Original Luke’s on Harlem: Established in 1973, the iconic neighborhood hot dog and beef stand is located on Harlem near Belmont Avenue on Chicago’s northwest side. Owned and operated by Steven Disilvestro, The Original Luke’s on Harlem serves up all the fast-food favorites including Vienna Beef hot dogs, Italian beef and sausage, pizza, Gyros, Italian ice and more. Dine-in, drive-thru and delivery are available. Visit the website for more information at http://www.lukesonharlem.com/
Chicago’s Best Video Featuring The Original Luke’s on Harlem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBpGealtZiA
About The Vienna Beef Hall of Fame: The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to celebrate hot dog stands and other establishments that feature Vienna products, are a vital part of the community and have built a solid reputation for excellence. Visit www.viennabeef.com for more information.