"A story of where we started and where we are going.”
In 1977, Leo Shababy and son Leo “Skip” Shababy Jr. moved their families from Chicago, Illinois to the land of sweet tea and BBQ, Atlanta Georgia. Combining a hard work ethic, family values and a passion for quality food, the duo set out to bring the great taste of the “Windy City” to Atlanta. In 1979 Skip’s Chicago Dogs was introduced.
Starting in an old 600 square foot produce building in Avondale Estates, Skip’s began with a simple but unique menu. Italian Beef sandwiches and Chicago Style Hot Dogs set the foundation of what would truly draw people from miles around.
In 1990, the business had outgrown its tiny space. With sights set on higher ground, Skip moved the operation to a parcel located directly behind the current location and began demo work on the original brick and mortar. The location began to take a new shape and added on 800 more square feet to accommodate the booming venture.
8 months later, Skip's would move into its new and improved building and add on new menu items such as the delicious Philly Cheesesteaks, Chicago’s Pizza Puffs and the explosive Spicy Chicken Cheesesteaks. People swarmed the new location hungrier then ever.
With thousands served and satisfied, Skip’s seeks each day to deliver the same quality products and customer care that started it all. Each time you step through our doors, you will be welcomed and treated as family. You'll leave refreshed and recharged with an outstanding meal to help you on your way! We look forward to the pleasure of serving you!