Every American city dresses its hot dogs differently, with Cincinnati slathering on chili and cheese, Chicago loading franks with sport peppers, and Detroit stamping each bun with a Ford logo. Take charge of condiments with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of hot dogs, burgers, and other classic American fare at Beef Villa's three locations in Elgin and South Elgin.
Beef Villa's menu, perfected over the course of four decades, slings hot dogs and hamburgers into poppy-seed buns across a trio of modern, eco-friendly storefronts. Dill-pickle spears sidle up to pure-beef franks from Red Hot Chicago in classic Chicago-style hot dogs ($2.44), and double dogs ($3.44) dare each other to prank call neighboring buns. Veggie dogs ($0.99) join pork italian sausages ($3.79) atop a charbroil grill, and featherweight slices of Vienna corned beef mingle with Reuben sandwiches' signature sauerkraut and swiss cheese ($5.39). Beef Villa's green initiatives transform spent frying oil into diesel fuel that powers the eatery's cars, trucks, and animatronic busboys, and blend glycerin left over from the alchemizing process into biodegradable soap that sanitizes the eateries' dishes and keeps floors sparkling clean.
Red neon signage smolders above the entrance to Beef Villa, a no-frills eatery where diners can settle into crimson booths and dig into freshly carved gyros, seasoned Italian beef sandwiches, and other succulent offerings. Ever since the original Dundee Avenue location opened in 1970, the eatery has been serving up a menu of "hot and fast" casual fare, from chili infused with Red Hot Chicago pure beef dogs to pure-pork Italian sausage that deliver just the right amount of snap with each bite.