Is Lums hot dogs still in business? In 1982, Lum’s filed for bankruptcy. The chain largely vanished. However, one location held on for decades in Bellevue, Nebraska. It finally closed in 2017.
Why did Lums go out of business? Wienerwald had overextended itself and was forced to file for bankruptcy in 1982. Two Jahn-controlled Lum’s franchises were also forced to close all of their 70 Lum’s locations and file for bankruptcy. The original Lum’s location closed in 1983. For a time, there was only one Lum’s operating, in Bellevue, Nebraska.
What was Lums restaurant famous for? World Famous Hot Dogs Steamed in Beer. Lum’s was a restaurant chain that specialized in hot dogs steamed in beer. The chain was started in 1956 in Miami Beach and at its peak in 1972 had over 400 company owned and franchised stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe.
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