Augustine “Augie” DiRusso, Adeline’s son, starts a concession business selling DiRusso’s® Real Italian Sausage sandwiches at Lowellville Mount Carmel Festival and the Canfield Fair.

Augie’s mother, Adeline, would make fresh rope sausage at the family grocery store for Augie to sell at events throughout Northeast Ohio. Outside of the Youngstown area Italian sausage was not well known so at some events Augie called his sandwich an “Italian Hot Dog.”