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News Of Hot Dog Stand's Closing Prompts EPIC First-World Freakouts Published: May 7, 2014

In what's been dubbed an "encased meat emergency," the owner of one of Chicago's most beloved hot dog restaurants announced Tuesday that his shop will close -- for good -- this fall.

Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn confirmed to the Chicago Tribune's Kevin Pang Tuesday that his popular eatery -- known for their delicious dogs and duck-fat fries and the massive lines of diners they attract -- will be closed for good come Oct. 4, when his "permanent vacation" begins.

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