Tony Packo's Café - Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 41° 39.596 W 083° 30.140
17T E 291655 N 4615045
Quick Description: Tony Packo's Café has been a Toledo institution for 65 years. Here you can find Hot Dogs signed by Presidents, Musicians, Comedians, TV & Movie Stars. Located in Toledo, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2019 3:33:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM11HYY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
When we were deciding to eat whilst touring the East Toledo area looking for waymarks to post & visit, Tony Packo's was suggested I said no, because I did not want Hot Dogs.

I am pleased I was out-voted, as they also do a menu with some great food & variety. I recommend a Roast Beef Sandwich with Brown Gravy just $5.99

And where else in the World would you find Hot Dogs signed by so many A-listers, Astronauts, Presidents, including, Obama & Trump.

"Tony Packo's started in 1932 where Tony only sold ice cream and sandwiches. A few years later he came up with the Hungarian Hot Dog, and its popularity afforded them the ability to move to the current location at the corner of Front and Consul streets.

Jamie Farr grew up in Toledo and starred as Maxwell Q. Klinger on the television series M*A*S*H. He enjoyed Tony Packo's hot dogs so much that he mentioned the cafe in several episodes.

Farr still returns to Tony Packo's occasionally. In addition many celebrities make it a point to stop at Tony Packo's when in the area. A tradition was started by Burt Reynolds in 1972 to sign hot dog buns to hang on the wall.

Legend has it that the owners wanted his signature, but there was nothing immediately available for him to sign, so they handed Reynolds a bun. Since it didn't hold up very well, subsequent signatures have been made on fake hot dog buns. Here you can find signatures from Presidents, musicians, comedians, television and movie stars, politicians and many others."

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