Founded in 1921 by Socrates \"Dick\" Gliarmis, a native of Samos, Greece, Dick's Hot Dog Stand is a Wilson landmark. The restaurant has fed people in all walks of life who come to enjoy a hot dog flavored with a secret chili sauce. Lee Gliarmis inherited the business and continues the family tradition with the help of longtime employees and two of his children. Gliarmis intended to coach when he graduated from the University of North Carolina, but he was called home when his father became ill in 1950. The rest is history.