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2009-09-02 16:53:22

The owner of a Florida hot dog stand said the 1982 black Cadillac hearse he parks by the stand during its open hours is an effective attention-getting device. Jim Belcher, 50, who grew up in a Boston-area funeral home, said curious customers come to see the hearse parked next to his Hallacious Hot Dogs stand in Lakeland but they stay for the wieners, The (Lakeland) Ledger reported Wednesday. People see this, and they want to know what's going on over here. It's unreal how it works, but it...

2009-09-01 07:03:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, Beverly Hills legendary delicatessen Nate 'n Al's signature natural casing frankfurters are available nationwide, thanks to Foods Across America http://www.foodsacrossamerica.com/news3.aspx. Established in 1945, Nate 'n Al's signature dish, "The Special" continues to draw hot dog lovers from around the world. Using a secret blend of spices, this frankfurter was specially designed to give a unique snap from the first bite, due to...

2009-07-31 13:42:47

Organizers of National Mustard Day said the main celebration, involving free hot dogs and music, will be held in Mount Horeb, Wis., this year for the last time. Officials with the town's Mustard Museum said the facility and its annual mustard celebration, which involves free hot dogs with mustard and a $10 surcharge for those brave enough to ask for ketchup, are moving 18 miles away next year to Middleton, Wis., USA Today reported Friday. Village administrator Larry Bierke said the town's...

2009-07-16 10:09:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- July is National Hot Dog Month and July 20 is National Hot Dog Day. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that more than 7 billion hot dogs are eaten in America from Memorial Day through Labor Day with each American consuming an average of 60 dogs a year! New Yorkers reportedly consume more than any other city, while Chicago's O'Hare International Airport sells more hot dogs than Los Angeles International and LaGuardia Airports...

2009-07-04 14:17:42

Defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut says he practiced hard to successfully retain his crown Saturday in New York. The 25-year-old told the New York Daily News he went into the annual Fourth of July competition in Coney Island confident he would repeat as the hot dog-eating champion of the world. I've been practicing hard, Chestnut said wolfing down a personal high with 68 hot dogs. I knew it would be hard to beat me. Chestnut said despite going against six-time...

2009-07-01 05:00:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big Apple. And now The Big Hot Dog. With Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest in town this Saturday, Coney Island will be invaded by New York and International Hot Dog lovers to watch the best eat the most hot dogs and buns in ten minutes flat. Speaking of Hot Dog lovers, Canadian Filmmaker dougieluv tries to Understand America's Fascination with Hot Dogs here in New York City, by testing the best dogs in the city....

2009-06-18 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a quest to comprehend America's passion for the humble hot dog, the three-man Canadian film team of comedian dougieluv, his assistant Paul and cameraman Blake have piled into their stylin' wheels -- a 5 speed 1988 Chrysler Dodge Caravan -- and they're taking the States by storm!   Crash-landing in Los Angeles, the hot dog capital of America, straight into the middle of a 50-person Hot Dog Death March and chatting up Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters,...

2009-06-07 17:03:14

A 41-year-old Alexandria, Va., woman has become a three-time Virginia Hot Dog Eating Champion, contest officials say. Sonya Thomas wolfed down 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes Saturday during the competition at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Va., claiming the state title for the third time. She expressed disappointment she couldn't top her personal best of 39, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. Thomas, who weighs 100 pounds, told the newspaper, You know, I'm not really that full. But we're eating...

2009-06-05 10:17:00

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) today extended the deadline to June 13 for its song contest to create an updated version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" that includes a reference to hot dogs. "The Council has received such positive feedback and requests for more time that we will extend the deadline one week to June 13," said the Queen of Wien -- NHDSC president Janet Riley. "We've received entries...

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2009-05-20 18:15:00

The war for the hearts and stomachs of hot dog lovers reached federal court in Chicago Wednesday when Sara Lee Corp. sued Kraft Foods Inc., documents showed. Sara Lee, makers of Ball Park franks, accuses Kraft of misleading consumers with advertising that touts taste tests claiming its Oscar Mayer hot dogs are better, Crain's Chicago Business reported. This is a weak attempt by Oscar Mayer to mislead millions of consumers with false and inaccurate claims, Ball Park brand director Chuck...


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