Ladies — National Hot Dog Day 2018 is Wednesday, July 18th — and we’re pulling something special off the grill just for you!
Created by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and acting as the cornerstone of both National Grilling Month and National Hot Dog Month, National Hot Dog Day 2018 is one of the most popular National Food Days of the year — and with good reason!
National Hot Dog Day 2018 — Fun Facts
Here are a few dollops of mustard-flavored statistics that might just boil your brain:
- Los Angeles consumes more hot dogs than any other city in the country.
- Each year on the 4th of July, Americans consume 150 million hot dogs — if you were to line those hot dogs up from end-to-end — they’d stretch from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, and back, and there again, and back again, and there again, and then out into the Pacific ocean.
- There’s such a thing as peak hot dog season, which extends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During this time of the year, it’s estimated that Americans will consume (nearly) as many hot dogs as there are people living on our planet — about 7 million!
- During America’s “peak hot dog season” over 800 hot dogs are consumed per second!
- United States supermarket hot dog sales generated more than $2.4 billion in 2016 alone.
Top 5 Most Popular Hot Dog Toppings
- Mustard (71%)
- Ketchup (52%)
- Onions (47%)
- Chili (45%)
- Relish (41%)
Celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2018 by Attending an Event Near You!
If you’re looking to attend a National Hot Dog Day 2018 event near you, you’re in luck — there are plenty happening all across the country!
National Hot Dog Day 2018 — Deals, Discounts & Freebies
There are lots of restaurants (mostly chains) that are offering deals, discounts and free hot dogs in celebration of National Hot Dog Day 2018.
Offers.com did a swell job in summarizing some of the more popular deals that can be found nationwide, here, but there’s plenty of other ways to get free hot dogs… like randomly finding one in your pocket!
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, go ahead and check out these not-so-mainstream options:
Fairfield, CA – Famous Vinnies Hot Dogs: FREE Hot Dogs
We are excited to celebrate National Hot Dog Day this year, and we want to give you, and you, and especially YOU! a FREE Hot Dog!!
And as a small token of our gratitude to each and every one of the aforementioned folks, we invite you all to come visit Famous Vinnies Hot Dogs, July 18th, between 11am, to 2pm and pick up your choice of a FREE Famous Dog, FREE Cheese Dog, or FREE Chili Cheese Dog. (No purchase necessary, limit 1 per person.)
We hope to have a big turn out, so please, share and spread the word. We want to give away as many as possible!!
Henderson, NV – The Steamie Weenie: $1 Hot Dogs
Celebrate America’s favorite food at The Steamie Weenie on National Hot Dog Day 2018! We will have $1 Hot Dogs available for dine in and take out. Some toppings may require an additional charge, please refer to our menu for details!
Oceanside, CA – Golden Coast Mead: FREE Hot Dogs
It’s National Hot Dog Day and Golden Coast Mead invites you in to celebrate with us for a FREE Hot Dog with any Mead purchase! Get them while supplies last!
Phoenix, AZ – Urban Greenhouse Dispensary / La Perrera Hot Dogs: Free meal for patients spending an undisclosed amount
It’s National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday, July 18th and we’re celebrating with our favorite hot dog vendors La Perrera Hot Dogs AZ!
We have deals on flower, cartridges and concentrates PLUS FROM 11AM – 4:20PM, patients who spend a certain amount will get a free hot dog meal made by La Perrera Hot Dogs AZ, courtesy of UGD. All other hot dog meals will be only $5 and comes with a 6 inch dog of your choice and a bag of chips! More details coming soon.
Spartanburg, SC – Lil’ Rick’s East: $1 Hot Dogs
All Hot Dogs $1 (cheese & slaw extra)
Celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2018… By NOT(?) Eating A Hot Dog
Over the years, there have been many alternatives suggested in place of hot dogs.
If you’ve got some time to kill and want to read / join in one of the most extensive discussions on the topic, check out this reddit post.
TLDR – Jennie-O turkey dogs and Lightlife veggie dogs seem to be everyone’s fav’s.
National Hot Dog Day 2018 — Frank-ly, We’re Just Joking!
A Buddhist walks up to a hot dog stand and says “Make me one with everything.”
The monk hands over a $10 bill and waits as the vendor just stares back at him… Awkwardly the monk asks, “What about my change?”
“Ah”, replies the hot dog vendor, “Change must come from within.”
Q: Did you see that Seth Rogen movie about the hot dogs that came alive?
A: Yeah, it was really funny and Kristin Wiig was fantastic as Brenda… but there’s no way it would’ve ever been an Oscar Wiener.
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