UPDATE 10:30 P.M. (7/8): M & M Red Hots announced on Facebook Monday that the eatery will reopen its doors Tuesday. The restaurant says their new hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On the post, the owners thanked the community for the support that they received to be able to reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic shut the restaurant down in 2020.


ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An iconic Elmira hot dog restaurant is set to re-open it's doors after the COVID pandemic led to its closing back in 2020. M & M Red Hots was established in 1919, and over the years has become a staple in the Elmira food scene.

The Baldwin St. hot dog restaurant is set to make its triumphant return soon per a Facebook post from earlier this morning. Though no return date was established just yet, it as stated that preparations we're made over the past several months for an eventual return.

"We've missed you all as much as you've missed us, and we cannot wait to see your smiling faces! So hold tight Elmira, your cravings will soon be satisfied!" M & M Red Hots said in the Facebook post announcing the re-opening.

Once a return date is set, M & M Red Hots will make a follow-up post. The original post has so far been shared over 1,000 times. Many former patrons commented their favorite qualities and memories from the restaurant in its 100+ year run.