National Hot Dog Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day 2020 - On 22 July 2020, National Hot Dog Day is observed to enjoy the most delicious hotdog in the summertime. Get the information on the history of National Hot Dog Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jul 03, 2020 18:36 PM

National Hot Dog Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day 2020

National Hot Dog Day is celebrated on July 22 of every year. National Hot Dog Day 2020 is observed to cherish the amazing American staple in the hot summer days. National Hot Dog Day is celebrated as it has become a prominent part of American culture, and has been closely associated with baseball.

National Hot Dog Day is celebrated during National Hot Dog Month each year, this day pays tribute to the frankfurter, wienie, wiener, wienerwurst, or even red hot.

What is Hot Dog?

A hot dog is simply a steamed or grilled sausage sandwich which typically serves the sausage inside a finger bun, which is partially sliced to fit the sausage inside it. Preparation and seasonings for hot dogs vary regionally. Some of the classical garnishes include, for example, olives, grated cheese, bacon, coleslaw, sauerkraut, chili, jalapenos, and onions. Standard condiments include sauce from cheese, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, and mustard.

What is the history of National Hot Dog Day?

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council founded National Hot Dog Day. The day was created in 1991 to coincide annually on a Wednesday in July with a hot dog lunch on Capitol Hill. 
These sausages were then most likely introduced to the United States during the 19th century by German immigrants. It's believed that street food vendors sold hot dogs in buns in New York City as early as the 1860s. In 1893, Chris Von de Ahe, owner of the St. Louis Browns brought together baseball and hot dogs when he started selling them during games and at the amusement park he owned. They have become an instant hit.

After that, Hotdogs have become deeply rooted in baseball culture. The American Meat Institute invites baseball players to attend the annual hotdog luncheon on Capitol Hill during National Hot Dog Day to honor the association between baseball and hotdogs. Today, there are a number of ways to serve the hot dog with plenty of regional variances in the US.

How to observe the National Hot Dog Day?

Celebrate this day by having a favourite hot dog with different toppings. Try out some different hotdog recipes and enjoy with families. Go to the fine restaurant and have a treat with friends. Use #NationalHotDogDay on social media and share the celebration of Hot Dog Day.

National Hot Dog Day - Facts

  • The original names for the American style hot dogs were Franks and Wieners

  • The Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs during the peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • Americans are supposed to enjoy 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, enough to reach out from D.C. to L.A more than five times

  • Consumers spent over $3bn on hot dogs in U.S. supermarkets in 2018

  • NASA has approved hot dogs on Apollo moon flights, Skylab missions and space shuttle flights as normal items

  • The world's largest hot dog was 1,996 feet tall, developed by Sara Lee Corp, in celebration of the 1996 Olympics

  • In the United States, 9 billion hot dogs are sold per year

  • U.S. baseball stadiums serve 26 million hot dogs a year

  • In 2007, 2.4 million hot dogs were eaten by US troops at military posts around the world

  • The world's most expensive hot dog has been priced by Tokyo Dog in Seattle for a whopping $169, according to the Guinness Book of Records

Hot Dog - Quotes

“Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Noblest of all dogs is the hot-dog; it feeds the hand that bites it”. - Laurence J. Peter

“I need a little sugar in my bowl and a little hot dog in my roll.” - Bessie Smith

“A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.” - Humphrey Bogart

“Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children.” - Mignon McLaughlin

“We have beaten you to the moon, but you have beaten us in sausage making.”- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev

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National Hot Dog Day - FAQ

1. Why is it called a hot dog?

In the fall of 1894, the phrase was popular at Yale, when ‘dog wagons’ sold hot dogs in the dorms. The name most likely started out as a joke about the short, long, skinny dogs of the Germans. Even Germans in fact called the frankfurter a ‘little-dog’ or ‘dachshund’ sausage, thus connecting the word ‘dog’ to their common concoction.

2. Who invented the hot dog?

It is believed that in the 1860s a German immigrant sold the very first hot dog - once called 'dachshund sausages' - out of a food cart in New York. A German immigrant by the name of Charles Feltman opened the first Coney Island hot dog stand around 1870.

3. What animal parts are in hot dogs?

The most popular type of hot dogs are made of beef, sometimes combined with pork. Chicken and vegetarian hot dogs are also popular. Most hot dogs use animal parts and may include skin, organs, fat, lips, pig snouts, and other parts of animal bodies.

4. People from which state in the US eats the most hot dogs?

West Virginia out-eats the rest of the nation by a broad margin when it comes to hot dogs, eating 481 per capita per year. Second-place Illinois, Chicago's home, the town sometimes described as America's hot dog capital manages a mere 317 per capita per year.

5. What is another name for a hot dog?

In the US, the term ‘hot dog’ refers to both the sausage by itself and the sausage and bun combination. Over the years, several nicknames have arisen that refer to each, including frankfurter, frank, wiener,  coney, weenie, and red hot.