Suzie’s Introduces ‘Better with Burgan Dog’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Thursday, customers at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts downtown or in Boardman can order the newest addition to its menu – the Better With Burgan Dog.

The signature hot dog is the creation of Patrick Burgan, broker and co-owner at Burgan Real Estate. The 100% all beef hot dog is served on a New England-style bun with Youngstown greens, SpaghettiOs and shredded Amish cheddar cheese.

“This has been an incredible year for all of us at Burgan Real Estate. And while awards are great to recognize accomplishments, you know you are doing something right when one of the of the most popular restaurateurs and restaurants in the Mahoning Valley wants to name a menu item after your company,” Burgan said. “Youngstown has always been a great place for food, but Christian has taken his own creative liberties and developed a group of restaurants that are changing the way we all enjoy some of our favorite dishes. The creation of the Better with Burgan Dog is a tribute to our roots here in the Valley for over 40 years and we can’t thank him enough for recognizing us as worthy addition to their menus at Suzie’s Dogs and Draughts.”

Suzie’s offers more than 60 toppings for its hog dogs and hamburgers. Some of its 15 signature hot dogs are named after local personalities, but the Better With Burgan Dog is the first to be named after a company, said its owner and CEO, Christian Reinhart, who also owns Mission Taco and the new Rhine Haus Bier Hall downtown on N. Phelps Street.

“As a local company, we love the fact that our restaurant brings smiles to so many residents’ faces who come in to enjoy their own creations or our own. After seeing the performance of Burgan Real Estate both in the community and this year in their own business helping people sell their homes, we thought they might be able to make our menu better too with the addition of their own signature hotdog,” Reinhart said. “I really value the way that Patrick [Burgan] and Sue [Filipovich] do business and felt that giving Burgan Real Estate their own signature dog on the menu was a great way to show them my appreciation for all they do for our community in the Mahoning Valley.”

The is the second time the 41-year-old real estate firm had a menu item named after it. In July 2017, Inner Circle in Canfield celebrated the company’s 40th anniversary by adding of the Burgan Burger to its menu.

Normally, the Better With Burgan Dog sells for $7, but is available for $4 on Thursday to celebrate its launch. Suzie’s in Youngstown is located at 34 N. Phelps St., and its Boardman location is at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road.

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