The History of Nu-Way Weiners SERVING WEINERS FOR OVER 106 YEARS AND COUNTING

IF YOU GREW UP IN CENTRAL GEORGIA AND HAVE A LOVE FOR HOT DOGS, NU-WAY WEINERS MIGHT BE TO BLAME FOR THAT!

We have served over

0+ Million

weiners since 1916!
Nu Way Boy Dog
nu-way hotdog

OUR FOOD We make each order your way, the Nu-Way

It’s the spicy red, beef and pork hot dog served with our authentic chili sauce that has kept all of Central Georgia, and people all over the nation coming back for more! Nu-Way’s chili sauce is the original recipe, even after all these years!  Don’t forget to try a slaw dog, if you haven’t already! Complement that with our fries, or onion rings and a Coke or tea over our Famous Flaky Ice. The MEGABURGER® has been a staple right along with our dogs. It may have been called by a different name in its beginning, The MEGABURGER® will always remain! We have always had a knack for getting up early to serve the working class and help them start their day right, and do it affordably, with good old country, love being poured into cooking the order! Open by 6:00am (varies by location) Nu-Way has served Macon, Georgia breakfast since the beginning!

Nu-Way’s Memories:

1912
1930's
1940's
1948
1948
1948
1950's
1962
2002
2007
2016

COTTON AVENUE CIRCA 1912

Dogfather Cotton Ave 1912
This is where is all began for Nu-Way Weiners. The Commercial savings building is featured on the corner. On February 27, 1916 James Mallis opened a hot dog stand right between Merkel's Bakery and Hodges & Geeslin Produce down on the right.

Downtown Macon, Cotton Ave. 1930's

Cotton Ave 1930s
The legendary, Nu-Way Weiners, neon sign was hung in 1937. Famously mispelling the word W-E-I-N-E-R.

COTTON AVENUE 1940’s

Cotton Ave 1940s

For 32 years this location remained the only way to get a Nu-Way.

COTTON AVENUE INSIDE 1948

Dining Room On Cotton Ave

11 stools and 28 booth seats made up the dining room on Cotton Ave.

CHERRY STREET 1948

CHERRY STREET 1948

Nu-Way opened its second set of doors at 422 Cherry Street, Downtown Macon, on May 12, 1948. Sitting just a block from the Terminal Station, this location became a hot commodity with railroad employees. Macon was a major hub in the ‘40s and ‘50s

CHERRY STREET INSIDE 1948

CHERRY STREET INSIDE 1948
In 1968 our Cherry St. location was burned by a terrible fire that began next door, in Central Jewelers. The fire was devastating and the location never reopened. It was a great twenty years and helped jumpstart the beginning of the Nu-Way Weiner’s chain

NU-WAY WEINER WAGON

NU WAY WEINER WAGON

The owners today hold fast to the original values established by the founder: quality, service, cleanliness and value. Mixed with the respect they have for Nu-Way’s tradition, is the ethic to continually improve and adapt to changing needs, tastes, and lifestyles. Nu-Way’s catering service also provides food for events from small gatherings to big celebrations. Nu-Way has evolved with the times, and continues to achieve the original Nu-Way quality.

First Macon Drive-thru Window

Nu Way Drivethru
In 1962 the first suburban Nu-Way was established on Houston Ave. It closed in 2010.

Best Slaw Dog in America


July 2, 2002 - New York Times - "High Spots in a Nation of Hot Dog Heavens" by Paul Lukas
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John Cacavias is credited with creating the Nu-Way blue ribbon slaw in the 1980's. Fresh cabbage, thinly chopped. Creamy with no carrots or onions.

OPRAH VISITS NU-WAY

Oprah Visits Nu Way
TV Talk Show Host, Oprah Winfrey stopped at Nu-Way in October 2007 while filming two shows in Macon. She ate two and a half Nu-Ways that day.

Celebrating 100 years


September 29, 2016 has been proclaimed "Nu-Way Weiner Day in the State of Georgia. The birthplace and home of the Nu-Way Weiner, Macon, Georgia!"

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