What day is National Hot Dog Day celebrated? July 23.
What is National Hot Dog Day? National Hot Dog Day celebrates one of the most popular sandwiches in America. A hot dog, which is also spelled hotdog, is also known as a frankfurter, frank or wiener, and is served in a partially sliced bun. Hot dog connoisseurs add a variety of garnishes, such as mustard, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish, coleslaw, cheese, chili, or sauerkraut. There are also annual hot dog eating contests sponsored by companies, including Nathan and Oscar Mayer.
The hot dog was imported from Germany and became a popular working-class street food sold at hot dog carts in major cities. The hot dog has grown to become a staple with baseball and American culture.
A few fun facts about hot dogs according to one source:
- The largest seller of hot dogs is 7-Eleven, with 100 million served annually.
- The most hot dogs (with buns) consumed by one person in 10 minutes: 68. Joey Chestnut holds the record—he established it at an annual contest in Coney Island in 2009 and tied it in 2012.
How to celebrate: The best way to celebrate National Hot Dog Day is to eat a hot dog, whether at your favorite restaurant or grilled at home. Be sure to share a hot dog with friends or family. In addition, share your favorite pictures or recipes on social media.
What is the hashtag? The hashtag for National Hot Dog Day is #nationalhotdogday.
What other national days are there for hot dogs or food? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate popular sandwiches or food, including:
- National Burger Day May 28
- National Sandwich Day November 3
There are many other national days relating to food. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for food.