MP Coney Island Hot Dog Shop to Mark Centennial

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – MP Coney Island hot dog shop will celebrate its 100th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at its Neshannock location, 2712 Wilmington Road.

There will be a chili dog eating contest at 3 p.m., music by Leather & Lace from noon to 3 p.m., beer from CR Brewing and other local vendors. Those interested in becoming a vendor can email [email protected] for information.

MP started in 1923, when two teenage immigrants from Greece – John Mitsos and George Papazekos – opened Coney Island Lunch on West Washington Street in New Castle. The company is still family owned. 

MP became known for its chili sauce and has taken many steps to meet demand. The sauce can be purchased in grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York, and can be shipped to the lower 48 states.

Qualified candidates can now own an MP Coney Island franchise. At the end of 2022, the DePorzio Restaurant Group became the first franchisee. The group plans to build an MP Coney Island in Lawrence Village Plaza in  Shenango Township.

MP will also open a new corporately owned store at 600 S. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, soon.
Click HERE for information on MP Coney Island franchising, grocery store locations that sell chili sauce and nationwide product shipping.

Pictured at top: The MP Coney Island sign is seen at the shop at 2712 Wilmington Road. (Facebook | MP Coney Island)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.