Upper Playground

The Doggie Diner Plate

$54

Upper Playground

The Doggie Diner Plate

$54

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THE LEGEND BEHIND THE RELIC

DOGGIE DINER x UPPER PLAYGROUND

The SF Heritage Preservation Society would like to honor the iconic fast-food restaurant chain, the Doggie Diner with the commemorative DD Collector's Plate.

Established in San Francisco in 1949 by local entrepreneur Al Ross, the Bay Area chain featured colossal wiener-dog heads wearing bow ties and chef hats atop each doggie stand. The Doggie Diner soon became a sensation and eventually found itself synonymous with the city by the bay.

Doggie Head, Sloat and 45th Ave
Doggie Diner Advertisement, circa 1960

A DEEPER LOOK

Decades later in the 80's, the fast-food industry exploded with the proliferation of burger-juggernauts like McDonald's and Burger King. Unfortunately, the city's very own Doggie Diner was forced to close down by 1986. Enormous abandoned Doggie heads slowly were taken down and removed...except for one, to which stands to this day, saved by a neighborhood and declared an official city landmark. The last head in town can be found at Sloat and 45th Ave overlooking San Francisco's Sunset District and the location of its last diner.

The Society celebrates this iconic fast-food stand with our limited edition commemorative plate, remembering one of San Francisco's finest treats in town. Only 75 plates made.

"Nothing's finer than the Doggie Diner."

IMPORTANT NOTE: Plate is for decoration only and is neither food safe or dishwasher safe.