Ted's Hot Dogs will open in Gilbert rather than Chandler

Ted’s Hot Dogs has moved its planned location for a second Arizona restaurant from Chandler to across the street in Gilbert.

The 92-year-old franchise only has a Tempe restaurant outside its Buffalo, New York, base, where it has nine locations.


It announced a Chandler location in March 2017 in the Crossroads Towne Center, but Ted’s officials said they have been frustrated by center officials in efforts to begin construction there. As a result, they signed a lease in October for a lot on Gilbert Road south of Germann Road in Gilbert and hope to begin construction on the restaurant in February.

Ted’s serves a “Buffalo-style” hot dog, as well as other offerings such as bratwurst, Polish sausage or a “White Hot” from Sahlen’s, a 150-year-old meat packing company in Buffalo. The order is charbroiled on a grill in front of the customer with the food dressed to his or her order.

No opening date has been announced. www.tedshotdogs.com
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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