Hot Dogs: A Concise History

Here’s a fun fact you might not be aware of: technically speaking, brats, sausages, wieners, and frankfurters aren’t hot dogs. We use the terms more or less interchangeably (even on this site), but if you want to be pedantic, these goodies don’t actually become hot dogs until you add one more ingredient: a bun. It’s…


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The Right Way to Grill Hot Dogs

Summer is winding down, but there are still enough warm Saturdays left in the year to get the grill going, so we thought we’d share a few insider tips on how to grill the perfect frank every time. It’s a little more complicated than you might think. Sure, hot dogs are already fully cooked when…


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When Dogs Go Mobile: Great US Hot Dog Trucks

Experts say mobile is the way of the future, and we couldn’t agree more. We’re not talking about iPhones, though: when we say “mobile,” we mean FOOD! Food trucks in America have traversed “trending” and are now a bona fide phenomenon. And of course, hot dogs were practically created for on-the-go eaters, so it’s no…


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5 of the Best Hot Dogs in America

Hot dogs, wieners, franks: whatever you call them and however you eat them, hot dogs are a long-standing favorite and a cornerstone of American popular culture. They’re a great treat, even on a budget. But who has the best dogs? Well, that depends on who you talk to. There are tons of great dog huts…


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Are Hot Dogs REALLY as Bad as Cigarettes?

No one with a lick of sense would even suggest that hot dogs are some kind of healthy miracle food. At the same time, there are those on the other end of the spectrum that try to make it seem that enjoying our favorite comfort food is just one step above chowing down on Soylent…


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Three Great Hot Dog Jingles to Get Stuck in Your Head

Not too long ago, an article in Business News Daily focused on the favorite songs of 50 successful entrepreneurs. Nobody asked us, but here at West Virginia Hot Dog, we have our own thoughts on the best songs for success … so we thought we’d put a few simple melodies in your head that will…


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9 Simple Steps to Launch Your Food Truck

Are you a frankfurter fanatic? Do you have a passion for Polish sausage? You may consider taking that love to the next level and making hot dogs and sausage your full-time career. Of course, it’s not as easy as grilling a tray full of ‘dogs and setting up shop. A street cart or food truck…


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Hot Dogs Vendors’ Payment Processing Goes High Tech

Today’s customer heads out the door with very little: their cell phone, car keys, and credit card. While it makes for an easy shopping experiences, it eliminates the possibility of taking advantage of ‘cash only’ sales. For the small hot dog vendor who doesn’t accept credit cards, the minimalist customer represents a lost sale. Accepting…


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NASCAR Tailgating: A Hot New Phenomenon

Tailgating is a thoroughly American phenomenon and hot dogs are ubiquitous at practically every tailgating event. In today’s post, we’ll focus on the impressive growth in the art of tailgating.   Though tailgating is typically associated with sports like soccer, baseball, football, and the like, the tailgating craze is catching fire in other arenas, so…


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Best Veggie Hot Dog Brands

When most people think of hot dogs, they tend to think of frankfurters, all-beef dogs, or the burgers and dogs common at cookouts. Hot dogs are such an institution that even people who don’t eat meat have found a way to join in the fun and have hot dogs too. Vegetarians and vegans have a…


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