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Wieners Circle Owners Opening Spot With In-N-Out-Inspired Burgers

By Serena Dai | June 11, 2013 6:56am | Updated on June 11, 2013 3:01pm
 The owners of the infamous Wieners Circle have leased space at 3057 N. Ashland Ave.
The owners of the infamous Wieners Circle have leased space at 3057 N. Ashland Ave.
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LAKEVIEW — The men behind the infamous Wieners Circle are opening a new burger and hot dog spot in Lakeview inspired by West Coast chain In-N-Out Burger.

A storefront at 3057 N. Ashland Ave., at Barry, has been leased to a crew of hot dog and fast food entrepreneurs, including Barry Nemerow, the owner of The Wieners Circle in Lincoln Park, according to Miller Chicago Real Estate, which brokered the deal.

Nemerow also owns Redhot Ranch in Logan Square and 35th Street Red Hots in Bridgeport, which feature "old Depression dogs" wrapped in fries.

The Lakeview location of Redhot Ranch will feature similar food but with the addition of burgers similar to the ones served at In-N-Out, Nemerow said. Hot dogs cost $3.25 with fries, hamburgers will cost $3.50 with fries and fried shrimp will be $16 a pound.

This location will also be a little more restaurant and a little less hot dog stand, he said. While their other joints feature little to no seating, the Ashland storefront will offer space for about 40 seats inside.

It will be open until 2 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and to 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays,  but don't expect it to feature the unique service — or anti-service — of The Wieners Circle, which is well-known for its...sassy staff.

"It will be much more tame," Nemerow said.

The strip of buildings has been empty since longtime Mexican restaurant Dona Torta caught fire last year and then moved to Little Villagesaid Andrea Miller, Miller Chicago Real Estate's principal.

The new Redhot Ranch will join indoor dog playground Zoom Room in the strip, with both planned to open in the fall.