Hot dogs are a type of sausage sometimes served as a sandwich.
There are some really interesting facts about what hot dogs really are. There is a lot of history behind them! There’s even a lot of debate on what they really are. Some people say they’re sausages, while others say they’re sandwiches.
Read on to learn more about some interesting facts about hot dogs!
1. There are so many flavours, it’s hard to keep up!
Regardless of your personal preference, there are probably many hot dogs you haven’t yet tried. So, what are we waiting for?
The traditional hot dog has been modified in some way. Let’s look at all of the delectable options available! Here are some examples of the best hot dogs you can find:
- the New Yorker
- the Brazilian
- Caesar hot dog
- the Hawaiian
- Thai-style hot dog
- Mediterranean hot dog
- Philly hot dog sandwich
- and so many more!
Now for the hot dog buns – feel free to explore! There are grocery buns, bakery buns, and even frozen hot dog dough. This could be a better option since it’s cheaper and you can be more flexible about how you want to bake it.
Cafe suppliers offer frozen hot dog dough at your convenience! May we suggest a brioche hot dog bun?
2. For the love of hot dogs…
Americans love hot dogs. You can attest to this fact if you’ve ever been to a ballpark, gone to a picnic on the Fourth of July, or watched Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
If not, the following statistics will prove this point. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans alone spent $3 billion on hot dogs and sausages in 2018. This country will eat about seven billion hot dogs over the summer.
On July 4th, people will chow down on 150 million of them, which is equivalent to enough hot dogs to form a line stretching from DC to LA more than five times.
3. And the award for the city that consumes the most hot dogs goes to
According to Mashed, this award goes to those who reside in sunny Los Angeles. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, LA consumes about 30 million pounds of this classic each year.
Dodger fans contributed to this by eating 2.7 million in 2019. The LA hot dog is just as distinctive as the ones in New York and Chicago. Who knew regional hot dog styles could vary so much depending on where you order one?
Despite being a pretty basic dish, hot dogs can be made in a variety of inventive ways. They are simple to grab on the go and they are just too darn tasty.
Wherever you go in the country, you can find that one hot dog stand with rave reviews from everyone who visits, whether it be a cheap hot dog from a bustling city vendor or one topped with expensive ingredients that will set you back a few bucks.
Whatever it is, enjoy those hot dogs!