Orland Park hot dog restaurant destroyed by fire

Don’s Hot Dogs, a staple of Orland Park for more than 40 years, was destroyed by a fire Wednesday in the south suburb. Drone footage captured above is from the Orland Park Fire Protection District via Ray Hanania.

The fire broke out in the early morning in the rear of the small fast food service building, 7245 W. 151st St., city spokesman Ray Hanania said in a statement.

Firefighters arrived and found heavy fire and smoke shooting through the roof, he said. The fire was extinguished within an hour, but the building was badly damaged. No one was hurt.

Don’s Hot Dogs has boasted on its social media pages that it served ”the best comfort food since 1977.”

Don’s Hot Dogs in Orland Park was destroyed by a fire July 28, 2020. | Orland Park Fire Protection District via Ray Hanania

Donald S. Habich opened the restaurant until passing it on to his son, Joel, according to the Daily Southtown. Joel Habich was unable to be reached for comment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.