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The founder of Cozy Dog, Ed Waldmire Jr. was in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1941, where he saw an unusual sandwich called a "corn-dog." This sandwich was a wiener baked in cornbread. The corn-dog was very good, but took too long to prepare. The problem was how to cover a hotdog with batter and cook it in a short time. He mentioned this story to a fellow student at Knox College whose father was in the bakery business, and then gave it no further thought. Five years later while in the Air Force stationed at Amarillo Airfield, Ed received a letter from his a fellow student, Don Strand. To his surprise he had developed a mix that would stick on a wiener while being french-fried. He wondered if he could send some down that I could try it in Amarillo. Using cocktail forks for sticks, the U.S.O kitchen in which to experiment, he made a very tasty hotdog on a stick, that he called a "crusty cur." They became very popular both at the U.S.O. in town, and at the P.X. on the airfield. His friend continued to send mix and he continued to sell thousands of crusty curs until he was honourably discharged in the spring of 1946.
That spring he decided to go into business with his wife, who did not like the name "crusty curs." Through trial and error and discarding dozens of names, they finally decided on the name "Cozy Dogs." Cozy Dogs were officially Launched at the Lake Springfield Beach House on June 16th, 1946. After the Cozy Dogs were launched at the Lake Springfield Beach House, a Cozy Dog stand was opened on Ash and MacArthur in Springfield along Route 66, where it stands to this day.
Kicks on Route 66 Tour: Cozying up to Cozy Dogs
Mike and Bone crunching Cozy Dogs
Well, the Fries were great, the chili, good but the corn dogs themselves,,,, not so much from the Boys perspective. Yet, is was another Hot Dog Stand down !
Well? How corny boys?!! Well, the fries were great, the chili, good but the corn dogs themselves,,,, not so much from the Boys perspective. Yet, it was another Hot Dog Stand down !