This won't end the rivalry. If anything, it will increase it. This month, Lafayette Coney Island announced it is dropping Eastpointe hot dog maker Winter Sausage's brand for Dearborn Sausage, the same brand used by next-door copmpetitor American Coney Island.
Ali Alhalmi of Lafayette Coney Island told The Detroit News there will be no big change. The difference is all in the chili, he said.