The Cozy Dog dates back to corn dogs Ed Waldmire Jr. saw in 1941 in Muskogee, OK. He perfected the batter and cooking method and made what we know today as the Cozy Dog. The Cozy dogs were sold in 1946 at the Lake Springfield Beach house, after that at a stand near Ash and Mcarthur (on the 1926 alignment) and currently at 2935 S. 6th St. in Springfield IL on the 1930s Route 66 alignment (later the city alignment).
The method of serving corn dogs on a cocktail fork was invented by Ed Waldmire, his different methods of making the Cozy Dogs are on display at the restaurant.
National Historic Route 66 Federation
Bruce Wexler, Greg Disch
Cheryl Eichar Jett