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Griffin's Footlong Hot Dogs celebrates 75 years with expansion plans

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Josh Hyde, far right, 30, builds one of the famous Griffin Footlong Hot Dogs as a crowd begins to build at lunchtime. Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press Josh Hyde, far right, 30, builds one of the famous Griffin Footlong Hot Dogs as a crowd begins to build at lunchtime. Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) - Terry Thurman steps into Griffin's Footlong Hot Dogs and immediately starts to grin.

The walls, painted bright yellow with firetruck-red trim, are covered in photos from years past. The smell of hot dogs is overwhelming in the tiny shop. A line of little diner tables hugs the wall across from the counter.

The white-haired Thurman strides to the counter with childlike delight.

"Oh man," he says, sweeping his eyes from one end of the shop to the other. "Is this the original building?"

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