The Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe is one of the iconic restaurants of Beaver County. For many people who move away from the county, this is their first stop when they return to visit family and friends. That’s what make the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe known as Beaver County’s comfort food!
There are now a total of 11 different locations, with six located in Beaver County. The New Brighton store was the original, but the Beaver Falls, Rochester, and Vanport stores have all be around for more than 35 years!
Hot Dog Shoppe History
The legend of the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe dates all the way back to when the original store opened in New Brighton on November 29, 1959. That store was opened by brothers Victor and Francis Trevelline and quickly became known for their high-quality hot dogs and french fries. After nine years of success at their New Brighton location, the brothers opened a second store in Beaver Falls in 1968. Many additional stores quickly followed.
In 1992, the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe opened its own commissary located in Bridgewater. It is there that all of their famous food products are made on a daily basis. That includes making their own hot dogs!
Hot Dogs, Burgers, & Fries
The main attraction at the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe is obviously the hot dogs. These restaurant grade weiners are served on steamed buns and topped with your choice of condiments. Some popular combinations include chili cheese dogs, sauerkraut dogs, and the all-American ketchup, mustard, relish and onion dogs.
In addition to having world-class hot dogs, the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe also serves some pretty great burgers too! The burgers are made with fresh ground beef and topped with your choice of chili sauce, onions, ketchup, mustard, relish, pickles, and bacon.
As you would expect from any great hot dog and burger joint, the french fries at the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe are some of the best you will find anywhere. They are made from fresh-cut Idaho potatoes that are thinly sliced and fried to a crispy perfection. If you are a true Beaver Countian, you almost certainly order your fries smothered in chili sauce and cheddar cheese.
Another great thing about the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe is that many of their locations also serve an outstanding breakfast. They offer a wide selection of traditional breakfast foods, but the key item in every breakfast is the home fries that are made fresh from the same Idaho potatoes as the french fries.
The Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe is a true Beaver County experience. If you’ve ever eaten there, you already understand. If you haven’t eaten there yet, what are you waiting for?