This Chicago native is still here after 30
years of dealing with a variety of crazed customers like Tedd
Webb, Mel reigns as the “Wizzard of Wieners” at “Mel’s
Hot Dogs” on Busch Blvd.
Happily married to beautiful wife, Virginia
for over 20 years, he is the proud father of three children.
Mel survived the Rock n Roll era as a tenor
saxophone player, to become Tampa’s own Pharoah of Franks.
If you are so inclined, Mel can be found working
happily at his restaurant most business days. He relishes visits
from old friends and survivors. Mustard up your energy and have
a dog day with Mel.