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Slott’s Hots is Closed

Slotts Hots has closed after 35 years of business in Libertyville.
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Slott’s Hots has closed after 35 years of business in Libertyville.

Recently, the town of Libertyville lost one of its most beloved fast-food establishments: Slott’s Hots.

Slott’s Hots was a restaurant famous for its cheap, Chicago-style hot dogs, which were enjoyed by many Libertyville inhabitants. Slott’s was also known for the rest of its large menu, which included hamburgers, french fries, chicken fingers, and more.

Slott’s Hots was a popular spot for many Libertyville High School students, so its closing shocked and upset many people around school.  Many students ate there often, and they were confused when the restaurant closed down.  Voicemail messages were left for former owner, Barry Slott, but the calls were not returned.

Sophomore Libby Roach was very surprised when she heard of the restaurant being shut down.

“I didn’t believe it at first,” Roach stated. “Slott’s was so popular and I was confused why it was being closed down.”

Slott’s Hots opened in Libertyville in 1980.  Ever since its opening, it has been one of Libertyville’s most popular fast-food restaurants.  Many other fast-food restaurants have come and gone since 1980, but Slott’s lasted for 35 years.

Although many residents of Libertyville were unpleasantly surprised when the eatery was shut down, Libertyville High School senior Justin Doherty, a former Slott’s employee, was not upset at all.  Doherty worked at Slott’s Hots for only one day, and although the owner told him that he would work quite often, he was never called back.

“The owner wasn’t the greatest guy; he was impatient and hard to work with,” stated Doherty.  “I won’t lie, the hot dogs there were pretty good. But I had a very negative view of the restaurant, so I wasn’t too bothered when I found out it closed.”

Many people on websites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor wrote negative things about the management.  Multiple reviews stated that the owner often yelled at employees with customers in the restaurant, and this caused them to feel uncomfortable at Slott’s.  Despite this, Slott’s will still be missed by Libertyville residents and hot dog enthusiasts.


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