Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ezra Anderson, Founder of Boston Speed's Famous Hot Dog Wagon, Passes Away at 94

The founder of a now-closed nationally-recognized hot dog trailer has passed away.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Ezra Anderson of Boston Speed's Famous Hot Dog Wagon died on Tuesday at the age of 94, a bit more than two years after Gregg Gale--who had purchased the truck from Anderson in 2008--passed on. The article mentions that Anderson started Speed's in Newmarket Square in 1975 and his wagon became famous over the years, being featured in both Details and Bon Appetit magazines as well as in Boston Magazine and on the Phantom Gourmet. (The Wall Street Journal also featured Speed's in a top hot dogs in America article in 2008.)

Boston Speed's Famous Hot Dog Wagon, whose name was changed to Boston Super Dog by Gregg Gale in 2012, was taken off the road after Gale died and never reopened.

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