Chicago native John Fetchko opened his new sandwich shop, Johnny F’s Chicago Style, on Dec. 3 at Hudson Corners, 2113 Old Spartanburg Road in Greer.
“My venue will resemble iconic Chicago-style hot dog and beef stands found in nearly every neighborhood,” says Fetchko, a.k.a. “Johnny F.”
Fetchko moved to the Upstate five years ago due to a corporate relocation. After a few years, he decided it was time for a change. He says looked into some franchise opportunities, which led to starting his own business.
“This town needs a really good hot dog — ‘dragged thru the garden’— as we say in Chicago,” he says.
Signature items are Vienna Beef hot dogs and Polish sausage, Italian beef and sausage sandwiches; loaded gyros; chargrilled chicken and burgers; homemade chili; tamales (combine them for a “chili tamale boat” – a beef tamale smothered with chili and topped with fresh shredded cheese, chopped onion, jalapeños, oyster crackers and hot sauce) and fresh hand-cut fries.
Fetchko says Vienna beef hot dogs, the official hot dog of The Chicago Cubs, are made exclusively in Chicago. They’re made of 100 percent pure beef, specially seasoned, which he says is a unique taste not found locally.
Here’s how Johnny F’s makes a Chicago dog:
- Vienna all-beef hot dog
- Steamed poppy seed bun
- Mustard only
- Fresh chopped onion
- 2 tomato wedges
- 2 cucumber wedges – a Johnny F’s add on.
- 1 sport pepper
- 1 dill pickle spear
10. Dash of celery salt
Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.; call 864-520-1699, or visit HotDogJohnnyFs.com.