"National Hotdog Day" may not be the most well-known holiday in North America, yet the almighty hotdog is undoubtedly a signature food icon of the United States and its history. It's also a genuinely delicious food that combines the best of our collective industry: cheese, bread, and protein. Even if you're a vegan, there are ways that you can join in on the fun. Mind if we make a few suggestions on how you can participate in today's festivities? Well then, shall we begin?
First off, if you're looking for a really affordable and satsifying lunch, it looks as though Sonic is celebrating the day by offering guests $1 American Chili and Cheese hotdogs. Sounds like a good enough deal with the least amount of effort - a great place to start!
The history of the hotdog remains dubious. It's clear, however, that America has elevated the hand-held meal to such a degree that it's recognized the world over as being an American invention. Take a look at Primo's, purveyors of gourmet hotdogs in the UK. Today, they'll be featuring their "Seattle Dog." Even their official logo pays homage to the American-ess of the phenomenon by stating "A Taste of Real American Dogs." Other dogs Primo's offer include: The Boston, Classic Chicago, and The Garden State.
There's also a lot of hotdog places celebrating the holiday in the UK and they're not playing around, at all. Take a look at TopDog, "Custom Built Dogs, Fries & Shakes," located in London. Check out their other offerings here: http://top-dog.com/
But back across the lake there are more hotdog places than we can count, so unfortunately we can't list them all today, but we'll highlight some of the most unique and drool-inducing ones from here on out.
At Short Leash Dogs, located in Phoenix, Arizona, they do an interesting take on the tubular treat. Here, instead of a bun, they wrap their dogs in naan. We're no hotdog experts, but these dogs look delish.
If you have a 7-Eleven nearby, as there's a good chance you do, you might want to check out their #nationalhotdogday deal. At participating stores, they'll be offering their signature Quarter-Pound Big Bite all beef hotdog for $1.00 as well. If you also have their app, you are entitled to a free Big Gulp as well to wash it (them) down. "Hot dog fans can build the Big Bite of their dreams with a wide variety of condiments. Hot chili, melted cheese, onions, relish, diced tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, jalapeños, salsa, pico de gallo and, of course, ketchup and mustard are free of charge."
Not quite, but from the looks of it, not disappointing at all, even if you were in search of a novelty. You see, the Eisenberg hotdog that Hy-Vee is offering gets its namesake from Kelly Eisenberg Gourmet Deli Products. Nonetheless, the hotdogs will be $1.00 and available at Hy-Vee.
Then there's always good 'ol Wienerschnitzel, who is also offering a $1.00 hotdog. Noticing a trend? It's a good one if you are one who fancies saving money.
Well, by the looks of it, if you mustard the strength to venture outside tomorrow there's a good chance you'll ketchup with a great hotdog deal. From what we can tell, every region in America, not to mention the UK, will have some form of a hotdog deal nearby. At this point you should be getting hungry, so we'll let you go and indulge. Bon appetit!