Charles Feltman, a German immigrant, invented the hot dog in Coney Island during the summer of 1867, as a convenient way for beach goers to enjoy quality sausages on a bun without plates & silverware, by turning his pie cart into a hot dog cart. From those humble beginnings, Feltman’s became, not just a restaurant, but a symbol of American tradition & quality on Coney Island. Since Feltman’s closure in 1954, the hot dog has slowly become degraded to a food of poor quality with fillers and nitrates. Feltman’s of Coney Island is determined to bring back that tradition of quality to the great American Hot Dog!
Since he was a little boy, Feltman’s of Coney Island Owner, Michael Quinn, always dreamed of opening a business with his brother’s Jimmy & Joe. Mike’s dream came crashing down on September 11th, 2001, when his brother Jimmy was killed in the World Trade Center. 15 years later, Mike (with his younger brother Joe) are realizing that dream by starting a hot dog revolution. A dream deferred. A dream realized. Join the Movement.