Previously known as Eat Callahan’s, 1950 Originals is the rebrand of this success story. The name 1950 Originals comes from the year CEO Daniel DeMiglio’s grandfather, Leonard “Artie” Castranni, started his own American dream and family business called Callahan’s. Leonards work ethic was simply unmatched! He worked 16 to 20 hours a day, 7 days a week and eventually turned the place into the area’s most popular hotdog stand. He too also made his items from scratch and took immense pride in his “baby” as he called it. Leonard always believed “if you sell the best, the customers would come and smile while they ate”. Never sacrificing quality was essential to his families successes throughout the years. 1950 Originals is truly every meat eater’s fantasy, serving up their iconic deep-fried hot dogs and nationally rated burgers since as early as 1950— but the food truck doesn’t neglect their vegetarian friends, either.
Since the early age of seven, Daniel DeMiglio had one goal in mind: to carry on his grandfather’s legacy and make Eat Callahan’s food truck a well-known New York phenomenon. Thanks to the original owner, Artie Castrianni, the food truck had an already successful beginning as a roadside food stand, but it exploded semi-recently in 2014. Over the last few years, Daniel has been able to bring the New York food truck to the forefront of the restaurant scene: from features and reviews from national television shows to shoutouts from publications like Insider and Thrillist, it’s clear that Daniel has fulfilled his lifelong dream of keeping the family business alive, and more importantly, booming. He says himself that “It’s always about the quality and experience, and [he] loves what [he] does every single day!” The new brand 1950 Originals has seen nothing but success from the start of their launch with a restaurant in Westwood, NJ and their newly wrapped food truck that hit the streets for private events!