The Famous Lunch

Welcome to the Famous Lunch

In 1932, the Quick Lunch, now Famous Lunch, opened its doors for the first time at 111 Congress Street in Troy, NY.  On August 28, 1958, however, an event would change the name forever.  A local marine, twenty-year old Corporal Gordon Gundrum, stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, just had to have his Troy hot dogs.  Several dozen dogs were flown to the embassy by KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, and were served for lunch that day to Gundrum and the U.S. Ambassador at his 54th birthday celebration.  The news of “Operation Hot Dogs” made the national and local newspapers, and so the Quick Lunch became “World Famous.”  Today, this historic hot dog shop still lives up to the famous name.   Today, Famous Lunch sends hot dogs via Fedex to states throughout the U.S.A. and around the world.  Some people will go to any length to satisfy their hunger for a “Famous Hot Dog.”

111 Congress Street, Troy, NY 12180