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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5 Ways to Cook Hot Dogs

If a rose by any other name smells just as sweet, does a hot dog cooked any way taste just as good? The answer depends on your preferences and the type of hot dog you use. Hot dogs are great because they are not only affordable, they can also be cooked in a variety of…


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Prominent Magazines that Feature Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are an American tradition, so it is no wonder that many prominent magazines give a nod to this culinary institution. We reached out to our friends at Priority One Clearing Services – a company dedicated to managing magazine subscriptions – for a list of magazine articles that feature all things hot dog related. Since Priority…


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Unexpected Toppings for a Delicious Hot Dog

Ketchup. Mustard. Relish. If you are trying to get creative with your hot dog then these toppings are Boring with a capital “B.” Instead of reaching for the classics the next time you make a hot dog, why not try one or more of these unexpected toppings? You will jazz up your classic dog and…


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Beginner’s Guide to Chicago-Style Dogs

Some cities have signature style hot dogs, but the Chicago-style dog is perhaps the most well-known regional variety out there. I am from Chicago so I may be a bit biased, but hear me out on how awesome the Chicago-style hot dog is. What Makes A Chicago-Style Dog Truly Chicago-Style? First of all, Chicago-style dogs…


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