It’s National Hot Dog Day!

By / Food / July 23rd, 2013 / 1

Did You Know?

Hot dogs trace their origin as far back as the 15th century to various parts of Germany and Austria.

Established by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council in the United States, National Hot Dog Day is now celebrated around the world.

The average hot dog is consumed in 6.1 bites.

Mustard is the most popular hot dog topping – 88 per cent of hot dog eaters use mustard.

Mickey Mouse’s first on screen words were “Hot Dog!” marking his transition from the silent screen.

The name “hot dog” is often attributed to a cartoonist who observed the carts selling “red hot dachshund dogs” on the New York Polo grounds and was unable to spell dachshund, so he printed “hot dogs” instead.

Sausages were previously consumed while wearing gloves. As the legend goes, a sausage seller at an exposition during the turn of the 20th century ran out of gloves and had to improvise by serving the sausages on rolls.

Now it’s your turn … What’s your favourite hot dog topping?


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