Buildings - Retail and Dining
Weenie Beenie was a chain of fast food restaurants, which is now reduced to one location. Weenie Beenie predominantly sells half-smokes, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and soft drinks.
Weenie Beenie was founded by Carl and Bill Staton in Arlington, Virginia in 1950. Bill Staton, a billiards player, used money from his pool playing to fund the restaurants, which numbered six at one time. Bill Staton was also known by the nickname "Weenie Beenie". The final Weenie Beenie is the original location, in the Shirlington section of Arlington. It is now particularly well known for its half-smokes.
Dave Grohl, frontman for the band Foo Fighters, is a DC area native who has recently lived in Alexandria, Virginia. Weenie Beenie is a song by the Foo Fighters on their first album.