In 2007, I quit my job and opened our first Windy City Red Hots location – the Food Truck in Ashburn!  Years later, we opened a Brick and Mortar location in Leesburg followed by another in Frederick, MD.  We are a local family owned eatery serving authentic Chicago favorites in the DC metro area and when we say authentic, we mean it  – our food comes from Chicago.  Just like my family and some of you, we’re from city (northwest side  – yep Cubs fans).  We are passionate about sharing simple old school Chicago food culture because we love seeing satisfied smiles on people’s faces.

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Visit us at any of our locations, take it to go or give us a call and we’ll take it to your next event.
The taste of Chicago has never been closer.


Historic Downtown
28 South King Street,
Leesburg, VA 2015

New Winter Hours
Tues-Thur: 11-5 | Fri-Sat:  11-9 | Sun:  11-5


Carroll Creek
50 Carroll Creek Way, Suite 150,
Frederick, MD 21701

New Winter Hours
Tues-Thur: 11-5 | Fri-Sat:  11-9 | Sun:  11-5

Office parties, block parties, family get togethers, private parties or just a really big lunch.
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Enjoy your favorite dog with a cold drink.    Available in select locations, our beers and craft sodas are meticulously selected by our employees (over 21 of course), friends and family.