IF YOU GREW UP IN CENTRAL GEORGIA AND HAVE A LOVE FOR HOT DOGS, NU-WAY WEINERS MIGHT BE TO BLAME FOR THAT!
0+ Millionweiners since 1916!
COTTON AVENUE CIRCA 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
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
For 32 years this location remained the only way to get a Nu-Way.
COTTON AVENUE INSIDE 1948
11 stools and 28 booth seats made up the dining room on Cotton Ave.
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
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
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
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
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
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!"