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Roker Celebrates Coney Hot Dogs at Detroit Greek Restaurant

TV personality Al Roker took his Today show segment to Detroit that included a stop at Coney dog restaurants for his food-based digital streaming show, featuring the Greek-American-owned American Coney Island.

The famed restaurant has been featured on shows like Man v. Food because of the popularity of the famed hot dog, said The Detroit Free Press, Roker coming after the passing earlier this year of Chuck Keros, the second generation owner, at 88.

He was the son of Greek immigrant Gust Keros, who founded the eatery. The restaurant is still owned by the Keros family, with Chuck’s daughter Grace Keros running it.

American Coney Island is an iconic downtown restaurant that sells a Coney dog with a natural casing in a steamed bun, their secret chili sauce, topped with mustard and sweet diced onions, the paper noted of its success.

“The Coney is a pretty big deal here,” said Roker. “We decided ‘let’s come to Detroit where everybody talks about their favorite hot dog.’”

The Keros family said the restaurant draws fans because of the “the high quality, specially-seasoned, natural skin casing hot dog from Dearborn Sausage.”

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