Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, New Jersey has been in business since 1928 and has been serving their deep-fried hot dogs called the Rippers for 81 years.
They are called Rippers because they aren’t removed from the oil until the skin breaks loose from the rest of the hot dog. Rippers that turn black are called Cremators.
This Travel channel video about the Rippers at Rutt’s Hut tells about the deep fried hot dogs served there with a lot of words of praise for the specialty hot dogs.
Rippers and Cremators cost $2.00 each but if you want relish it will cost an extra dollar.
Some fast food aficionados are not so quick to praise Rutt’s Hut after eating there as evidenced by these reviews left at Roadfood.com.
The best option is to try the Rippers yourself to see if you agree with those praising the Rippers at the Travel Channel or agree with those who posted at Roadfood.com that it was the most disgusting place they had ever eaten at.