National Hot Dog day is actually the third Wednesday of July (except when Wednesday falls on July 1st, then it is held on the 4th Wednesday). “One year, the event was held on July 23 and now everyone thinks that’s the date of National Hot Dog Day,” states Janet Riley, president of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.
Whether they are grilled, boiled, broiled, pan-fried, rotisserie cooked, cooked on a stick over a campfire or any other way, hot dogs are a favorite summertime staple. They are loved by children and adults alike plain or garnished with one or a combination of mustard, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, bacon, chili, or sauerkraut.
Where to get your FREE Hotdog or less than a $1?
Get a Quarter Pound Big Bite hot dog for $1 at select locations.
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With a coupon you can find on their social media accounts, get a free Oscar Meyer hot dog.
Get an All-American Dog or Chili Cheese Dog for $1 all day.
Free (and almost free) Hot Dogs Around the U.S.
Callahan’s – New Jersey
Get a free quarter-pound hot dog from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Evos – Southern U.S.
Buy one “healthy dog,” get one free all week.
Hop Dog – Western U.S.
Get a free hot dog from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kangaroo Express – Southern U.S.
At select locations in Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina, grab a Ball Park hot dogs for 50 cents each (free with military ID) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Philly Pretzel Factory – Eastern U.S.
The first 300 customers get a free pretzel dog.
2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest – Matt Stonie Upsets Joey Chestnut!