In the United States, a hot dog is a cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed and served in a sliced bun as a sandwich.
The frankfurter comes in many varieties, including natural-casing or skinless; beef, pork, lamb, turkey; kosher or vegetarian; and either light or dark colored.
In addition to traditional toppings like mustard, ketchup or relish for example the hot dog may be served with other toppings such as sauerkraut, chili peppers and potatoes that act as fillers to produce a complete dish for the customer.
National Hot Dog Day 21st July 2021
National Hot Dog Day is July 19th of every year and is a celebration of the hot dog.
It was first celebrated in 1918 when a fast food chain called the White Tower had its president proclaim July 18th as National Hot Dog Day.
Every year National Hot Dog Day is celebrated across the United States to promote and raise awareness of hot dogs.
This day is often used by restaurants and fast-food chains to offer discounts or specials on hot dogs all day long.
Origin of Hot Dog
The first recorded mention of a hot dog on a bun was in 1871, at the New York Polo Grounds.
The vendor was named Nathan Handwerker, and the hot dog he sold came with a boiled potato.
Some historians believe that these frankfurters were named after German immigrants and their “frankfurter” sausage. They were called “franks” for short and later called “hot dogs.”
In 1893, Charles Feltman invented the Coney Island hot dog in Michigan by adding onions to his sausages and putting them on a bun instead of plates or breads. He had originally wanted to call it a “red hots
What is the History of National Hot Dog Day?
National Hot Dog Day is celebrated annually on July 18th. It was created to honor the anniversary of the death of one of America’s most iconic entrepreneurs, Nathan Handwerker, founder of the Nathan’s Famous hot dog chain.
The day was originally celebrated on July 12th but it was changed in 1989 to commemorate Nathan’s Famous 75th anniversary.
The date was chosen because it is the day that he made his first sale at Coney Island in 1916 by selling three hot dogs for a quarter each.
In 1948, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) created National Hot Dog Day to honor the “frankfurter”.
This day celebrates the famous hot dog, but it also commemorates a man from Illinois who invented an early version of a mechanical meat-packing device which helped revolutionize commercial food production.
How to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day
National Hot Dog Day is a day to celebrate America’s favorite food and the many ways we can enjoy it.
We should celebrate National Hot Dog Day with what Americans know best: hot dogs!
There are so many ways to have hot dogs, from traditional locations like Coney Island to more inventive options like a hot dog ice cream sandwich.
There are also some great toppings for a delicious and unique twist on the classic hot dog, such as chili, cheese, or sauerkraut.
Whatever they choose for their lunch today, Americans can celebrate National Hot Dog Day all year long with these delicious options!
There are many ways to celebrate this day. One way is by cooking a hotdog on the grill. Another way is by ordering a hotdog from your favorite fast food restaurant.
A third and final option for celebrating National Hot Dog Day is to go to a movie theater and get some popcorn with your favorite topping: butter, salt, or sugar.