You should start a hotdog business in July because in 1957, the US Chamber of Commerce officially designated July as National Hot Dog month.
And, July 19 was selected as Hotdog Day.
There is officially a “Hot Dog Season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The hotdog’s true origin are some what a mystery, however, they are a modern day twist on sausage, which has serious history being mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey.
Frankfurt, Germany and Vienna, Austria both claim the hotdog as their own since the 11400’s.
However, the American hotdog appeared at the 1893 World’s Fair.
Franks and wieners were the original name for the americanized hotdogs and named for their hometowns, Frankfurt, Germany and Vienna, Austria.
While hot dogs, franks and wieners are commonly used interchangeably today, a frank typically refers to an all-beef product while a wiener usually contains pork.
The American hotdog is served on a bun.
The most common story is that hotdogs were sold that way from pushcarts on the streets of NY City during the 1860’s to make them easier to eat on the go.
The most popular condiment for hot dogs is mustard.
George J. French introduced his French mustard in 1904 along with the hotdogs at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
Mickey Mouse’s first on screen words were “Hot Dog!” marking his transition from the silent screen.
Betty White eats a hotdog and chips for lunch every day when on set and says, “It is the secret to her longevity.”
Hot dogs were on the menu for the astronauts on Apollo 11.
They were the first food eaten on the moon.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt served hotdogs to King George VI of England when he visited the US in 1939.
The American Meat trade Association has published an official etiquette guide for eating hotdogs.
Etiquette you will find in their guide are…
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