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Cozy Dog featured on Rand McNally guide June 30, 2007

Posted by Ron Warnick in History, Maps, Restaurants.

The Cozy Dog Drive-In restaurant, a landmark on Route 66 in Springfield, Ill., is listed as a “can’t miss” stop in the Rand McNally Midwest Getaway Guide, published this month.

According to the news release:

Cozy Dog Drive In, locally owned and operated since 1946, has been a Route 66 attraction drawing travelers from around the world. […] “We are delighted to be recognized in the Midwest Getaway Guide,” said Sue Waldmire. “It’s an honor to know that people who travel in Illinois will not only know about us, but will be able to see us right on the map.

The Cozy Dog’s founder, Ed Waldmire Jr., is reputed to be the perfecter of the modern corn dog. The history of Ed’s efforts can be read here.

The Midwest Getaway Guide takes an in-depth look at restaurants, lodging and unique attractions in Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.


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