Hot Dogs the original Fun Food!

Hot Dog Etiquette

The Do's & Dont's of eating Hot Dogs

  • Don't put hot dog toppings between the hot dog and the bun. Always "dress the dog" not the bun!
  • Do eat hot dogs on buns with your hands. Utensils should not touch hot dogs or buns.
  • Don't take more then 5 bites to finish a hot dog. For foot longs 7 bites are acceptable.
  • Don't use ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18.
  • Do lick away remaining condiments off your fingers.
  • Don't wash.
  • Don't send thank you notes following a hot dog party. It would not be in keeping with the unpretentious nature of hot dogs.

Fun Stuff

  • Americans consume 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • On the 4th of July, Americans eat 150 million hot dogs.
  • In 2005 an estimated 850,000 hot dogs were consumed at the HHH Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN.
  • The top hot dog eating cities in 2004 were:
  1. L.A. - 21,289,200 hot dogs
  2. New York - 14,334,010 hot dogs
  3. Chicago - 13,278,420 hot dogs
  4. San Fransisco/Oakland - 8,440,786 hot dogs