July 23rd is officially National Hotdog day here in the USA and as such, we thought we’d share a little background with you and also tell you where you can score some free hot dogs on this fun holiday!
As far as we could find, it would seem that the Industry group: National Hot Dog & Sausage Council in the USA is responsible for declaring this day National Hot Dog Day.
Hot Dog Flavors
Hot dogs “flavors” are often a regional thing- and as such, we thought we’d share some regional favorites with you:
Carolina Dog– a steamed dog that is served with chili, slaw, and onions, (occasionally with mustard replacing the slaw!)
Chicago Dog– An all-beef dog that is steamed and served on a poppy seed bun, but not before being smothered with sweet pickle relish, mustard, onions, an entire dill pickle spear, tomatoes, hot peppers and of course, salt.
Coney Island Dog- a steamed dog that is generously topped with beanless beef chili, diced onions and a generous slather of yellow mustard
Dodger Dogs- served on a steamed bun, this Foot-long Pork hot dog is garnished with just about anything and everything of the diners’ choice, the dodger dog is served steamed or grilled.
Double Dog- these potato dogs originated in New Jersey and are generally topped with diced stewed potatoes, and brown mustard on this spicy dog.
Red Snappahs- these are natural casing red hot dogs that are served primarily in New England. They are steamed, (although also delicious grilled) and served on a steamed soft white roll with any variety of toppings. Snappahs are aptly named because they “snap” when you bite into them!
Delicious Hot Dog Recipes
- Best Hotdog Zucchini Relish
- Cheesy Potato Hot Dogs
- Hot Dog Zucchini Relish
- Hot Dog Cheese Crackers
- Make Ahead Hot Dogs
Free or nearly free Hotdogs:
- Kangaroo Express in Cary NC
- QuikTrip– Free Hot Dog
- Sonic: Score a Chili Cheese Dog or an All American Hot Dog for just $1.all day long- and let me tell you, they are READY for us! Our teen son works here and they purchased 30,000 hot dogs at his location alone!
- Sunoco, 7-Eleven – Free Franks for National Hotdog Day
Other Events for National Hotdog Day
- Arby’s Deal– if hotdogs don’t do it for ya, you could always visit your local Arbys and take advantage of their Anniversary deal offering Roast Beef sandwiches for only .64
- Bristol, CT– Bristol’s Imagine Nation Museum is holding a Family celebration and offering games, food and fun from 11am-2pm
What are your favorite ways to enjoy hotdogs?
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