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Hot Dogs Across America

Hot Dogs Across America

Family coking hot dogs

Americans eat an incredible number of hot dogs each year. In restaurants and at street carts, ballparks and backyard barbeques - hot dogs are everywhere! But depending on where in this great land you purchase your hot dog, your toppings may differ radically.

In honor of National Hot Dog Month,
hereʼs a short guide on how Americans across the country dress their dogs

New York City
New Yorkers eat more hot dogs than any other group in the country. From downtown Manhattan to Coney Island, when you buy your hot dog in the Big Apple, it will come served with steamed onions and a pale, deli-style yellow mustard.

Chicago
The possible antithesis to New York hot dogs, Chicago dogs are layered with yellow mustard, dark green relish, chopped raw onion, tomato slices and topped with a dash of celery salt and served in a poppy seed bun.

Atlanta and the South
Buying a hot dog at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, or elsewhere in Atlanta and the South, youʼll end up with your dog "dragged through the garden" and topped with coleslaw.

Kansas City
Break out the mints! Youʼll need them after you order up a KC hot dog, as itʼs served with sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese on a sesame seed bun.

Baseball Stadiums

Turner Field isnʼt the only place to get a hot dog styled to local preferences, here are some others to check out:

  • The Rockie Dog - served at Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies - is a foot-long dog with grilled peppers, kraut and onions.
  • The Fenway Frank - served at none other than Fenway Park - is the only dog to eat while watching the Red Sox. Itʼs boiled, then grilled and served in a New England-style bun with mustard and relish.
  • The Texas Dog - chili, cheese and jalapeños make this the favored item at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Other Regional Preferences

  • Midwesterners eat more pork and beef hot dogs than any other region of the country.
  • Westerners eat more poultry hot dogs than any other region of the country, however, southerns are a close second.
  • Easterners prefer all-beef hot dogs and consumer more than any other region of the country.

At Fiesta, no matter how you dress them, we have all the fixings you need to create the perfect hot dogs for your family and friends. If you're looking for a change from the traditional, check some recipes from the Recipe Corner.

How do you like your hot dog? Please let us know in the space below.

 Hot Dog facts courtesy the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.

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