The write-up of the Wiener's Circle in Chicago ("The Best Late-Night Eats in America" by JJ Goode, Jan/Feb) is a bit misleading.
First, I have never seen an order of regular fries look like the ones in the picture; usually the fries are quite offensive and are only ordered as a joke or as a result of a dare.
Second, the joint has been closed since your story appeared because of health-code violations.
I have no idea what Chicago eatery (present or former) our friend Dylan is writing about, but the text of his letter has me intrigued -- French fries ordered as "a dare"?
Maybe that explains why the place was shut down.