LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE APRIL 9: Hundreds of customers gathered at American Coney Island at the D Las Vegas to celebrate the hot dog on its 102nd birthday for "Nickel Day."
Offering five cent Coney Dogs – the original price when the restaurant opened in 1917 – the commemorative event sold 1,108 coney dogs from 11 a.m. to noon.
Guests were greeted by co-owners and siblings Chris Sotiropoulos and Grace Keros, the D CEO Derek Stevens and ACI mascot Coney D.
Family-operated since day one, American Coney Island was opened in Detroit, Michigan by Constantine "Gust" Keros, grandfather of Keros and Sotiropoulos with the D Las Vegas housing its only location outside of Michigan.
American Coney Island is offering five cent Coney dogs for “Nickel Day” from 11 a.m. to noon on May 9.
The family-owned restaurant is celebrating its 102nd birthday with the special price to commemorate the eatery’s original offering when it opened in Detroit, Michigan in 1917.
American Coney Island has continued its tasty practices in Las Vegas by serving world-famous Coney Dogs at the D Las Vegas, its only location outside of Michigan.
The dish grew in popularity from the specially-seasoned, natural skin casing hot dog from Dearborn Sausage and its secret family “Coney Island Chili Sauce” recipe, which comes topped with mustard and sweet chopped onions.
American Coney Island is located on 301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 8910.