We’d like to thank Visit Springfield for hosting our visit to Cozy Dog Drive In.  As usual, all opinions are honest and our own. If you come to Springfield, Illinois, to check out the Abraham Lincoln attractions, don’t forget to put some old Route 66 highlights on your itinerary. One of the best Route 66 stops in Illinois is the Cozy Dog Drive In.  You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the 1950s as you enjoy the original fresh-dipped corn dog on a stick. Cozy Dog History According to the history page on the Cozy Dog website, Ed Waldmire, Jr. and his wife, began selling the corn dogs on a stick in Springfield in 1946.  These Cozy Dogs also made their first appearance at the Illinois State Fair later that year.  Before he began selling the version on a stick, Waldmire had tasted a dish in which hot…

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