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The mac n cheese dog ($3.75) is a classic dog loaded with spiral mac n cheese, cooked in house at The Lucky Hot Dog in Tinley Park. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media
Kirsten Onsgard, Contributing Editor
3:18 pm CDT August 14, 2017

It started with a stroke of luck, a closed restaurant and an idea. 

As Jen and Josh Hullett drove down 171st Street in Tinley Park, they noticed a longtime greasy spoon called Jr’s Hot Dogs had closed.

She turned to Josh.

“We should open a hot dog shop,” she said.

He was quiet.

“Maybe we should,” Josh said later that night. “That would be a lot of fun.”