Irving’s for Red Hot Lovers
Chicago, IL
Chicago-style Hot Dogs & Polish Sausages

A zesty concoction that can make New Yorkers sag their heads in cultural defeat.


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Founded in Chicago in 1975, family owned Irving's has a well-deserved reputation for making the highest quality Chicago-style hot dogs and sausages anywhere. Its path to success was paved by founder and hot dog magnate Irving H. Greenspan, who for 25 years showed Chicagoans how to do right by the dog, cheese dog, K.C. dog and hickory dog. Today, his son Andy continues the family tradition of excellence as Irving’s “top dog.”

About The Food

One bite of Irving’s hot dogs, spicy-smoky polish sausages, or Italian beef and you’ll taste the difference. Made from nothing but the finest cuts of domestic beef, Irving’s Red Hot Chicago’s are lower in fat than USDA standards, have no artificial color and less added water than other brands, have natural casing, and are high in protein, all of which adds up to a meatier texture than your average dog. But most important is the flavor, which is, to be frank (pun intended), unbelievably satisfying.

Meet The Owner

Irving Greenspan, who founded Chicago’s Irving's for Red Hot Lovers hot-dog restaurant in the ‘70s, passed the know-how and passion to his son, Andy, who continues his father’s traditions of serving the tastiest hot dogs, sausages and Italian beef in America.


A zesty concoction that can make New Yorkers sag their heads in cultural defeat.


The Daily Meal

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Irving's via UPS Ground service within one day, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box (1 package per shipping box). You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.**

Orders are shipped on Mondays and Wednesdays, except holidays. Orders placed by 5 PM (ET) on Monday can be shipped as early as Wednesday. Orders placed by 5PM (ET) on Thursday can be shipped the following Monday. The max allowable transit time for all products is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Irving's:

Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $34.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air is $39.95.

Saturday delivery is not available from Irving's.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All orders from Irving's are shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

All products from Irving’s are vacuum-packed and have a minimum shelf life of 2 weeks in the refrigerator and up to 6 months in the freezer.