Louie’s Hot Dogs to close after 70 years in business

May 18, 2021

Written By

Mary Friona Celani


After 70 years – Louie’s Hot Dogs will be closing its doors!

The owners posted this heartfelt message on Facebook:


“It is with a heavy heart yet an immense sense of joy and accomplishment that I am announcing my ( and my sister Debbie’s ) retirement from our family business .
Both of us working in our family business for over
50 years apiece … we felt it was a good time to say goodbye and retire .
I reopened for our 70th year earlier this spring and had fully intended on making it through another wonderful season .
The difficulty in staffing the store this spring is proving to be too much for Debbie and I .
And after working an incredibly busy lunch hour with just the 2 of us behind the counter ( because our other staff members just decided not to show up ).. it was clear to both of us completing this season was going to be a monumental task .
A task at our age we felt would be too difficult for us .
I am retiring the Louie’s Footlong brand name and will look for a tenant to lease the location to immediately.
Again , myself , my sister Debbie , and our entire family would like to thank each and every one of our enormous customer base … we will miss you SO MUCH !!! Hopefully you’ll miss us , our food , and our customer service as well .
It has been our pleasure serving you for the past
7 decades .
I’m looking forward to the next chapter in our lives … we plan on traveling , sleeping in , staying up late and watching our favorite movies .. and walking the beaches of Florida and the world .
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts !!
Please don’t be sad it’s over .. just be glad that it happened !!



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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