Nathan's to Mark 100th Year with Nickel Hot Dogs at Coney Island Stand

If Chicago gangster Al Capone were alive today, he might fondly recall strolling the Coney Island boardwalk with a Nathan's hot dog that he bought for a nickel.

For one day only, actually for just three hours, on May 28, Nathan's intends to let customers savor a hot dog for the same price paid by Capone.

The original Nathan's Famous hot dog stand opened in 1916 and plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary by dropping the price of a hot dog to the original price of five cents, the company said Saturday.

The centennial price will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 28 at the restaurant's original location at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues.

Sorry, Joey Chestnut, but there will be a limit of two dogs per customer at the anniversary price.

Capone, a Brooklyn native, stopped at Nathan's whenever he was in the area, said Nathan's owners. He was photographed outside the hotdog stand during one of his visits in 1918.

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