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A Look Back @ The Original Ted’s

Over the past few years, we’ve written a number of times about the unfortunate occurrence, when Ted’s Hot Dogs pulled up stakes in the city and headed out to various parts of the suburbs. Thinking back to the days when Ted’s was located on Porter Avenue, near the Peace Bridge, I have nothing but happy memories of family outings, sitting on picnic benches and enjoying the char-grilled dogs.

If you asked me how old Ted’s is, I probably couldn’t have told you… until I came across this fascinating photo of the original hot dog business on the company’s Facebook page. Until today I never saw this photo, and didn’t realize that Ted’s was actually as old as it is. The photo dates back to 1927. It’s interesting to see that Ted’s was known for its Jumbo Red Hots served with its Famous Hot Chili Sauce. Today Ted’s is known for its char-grilled dogs of course.

The photo of Ted’s that we see here is really neat. You can see the image of the Peace Bridge, acting as the backdrop to the hot dog stand. The scene almost looks like something that would have been seen at Crystal Beach. Obviously, as the Peace Bridge expanded, Ted’s ended up moving over to Porter Avenue… and eventually out of Buffalo (but that could soon change, you never know).

Thanks to Ted’s for sharing this historic image. Hopefully we will see you around sooner than later. Here’s to a successful 2015… may you grace us with your presence in the city once again.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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