Few People Know This Illinois Drive-In Is Home To The World’s First Corn Dog

Few people know that the world’s first corn dog as we know it was invented by the owners of a drive-in in Springfield, Illinois. These deep-fried delights are quintessentially American and iconic to state fairs and junk food alleys across the nation.

Check out the history of this delicious dish. Scroll on for more details.

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Cozy Dog Drive-In is located at 2935 S 6th St., Springfield, IL 62703, and you can learn more about it on its website or Facebook page.

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