When it comes to food invented in Illinois, this one makes all the residents proud.

Many Great Inventions From Illinois

If you didn't know, Illinois is home to many amazing inventions. For example... cellphone, zipper, and pinball machines to just name a couple. The Land of Lincoln is also known for some tasty dishes like Italian beef, Chicago-style hot dog, and stuffed pizza.

Illinois Is Home To The Greatest Carnival Food On A Stick Of All Time

On top of that list has to be the corn dog. Arguably the greatest carnival food on a stick of all time. Just admit it, whenever you attend a fair, it's the first thing you look for.

The History Of The Corn Dog And Illinois

According to onlyinyourstate.com,

Few people know that the world’s first corn dog as we know it was invented by the owners of a drive-in in Springfield, Illinois.

 

The story goes that the inventor of the world's first corn dog found a sandwich called a "corn-dog" in Oklahoma that had cornbread baked around the hot dog.

 

This fellow student later developed a batter that would stick to the hot dog while it was being quickly deep-fried.

 

Cozy Dog Drive-In Is The Home Of The Corn Dog

If you want to try a corn dog from the place where it all began, you'll need to take a short road trip to Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois. The restaurant opened in 1949. It has moved locations a couple of times through the years but is still going strong after all this time.

Besides corn dogs, Cozy Dog Drive-In also features other delicious items on their menu like burgers, cheese fries, and donuts to just share a few of the many things.

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