Latest Hot dog Stories

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.

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.

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.

2009-05-06 10:22:00

Third Most Sung Song In America Includes Historic Ballpark Food Oversight WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) today announced a new song contest to create an updated version of the century-old song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" that includes a reference to hot dogs. "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008, includes a glaring omission.

2009-04-24 15:33:38

A Chicago restaurateur has earned praise from the community for hiring convicted felons, but the eatery's name -- Felony Franks -- strikes some as bad taste. Jim Andrews, owner of Felony Franks, said his goal is to have a chain of the hot dog stores staffed by convicted felons and the first location is due to open later this month, WBBM-AM, Chicago, reported Friday. A hot dog ...

2009-04-02 08:00:00

Ball Park Continues to Give Baseball Fans a Reason to Cheer on their Stadium Favorites DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baseball fans' love for the game can only be rivaled by their love of their favorite stadium food -- hot dogs! In a recent survey by the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, sixty-three percent of baseball fans cited hot dogs as the one ballpark food they could not live without.

2009-04-02 05:00:00

Council petitions to have 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' updated to include hot dogs WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite competition from ever-increasing food options - ranging from Ichiro Sushi offered at Safeco Field in Seattle to Rocky Mountain Oysters (fried bull testicles) at Coors Field in Colorado - hot dogs are still top dog in our nation's ballparks, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council's (NHDSC) annual survey. With Opening Day this weekend,...

2009-03-27 11:44:02

U.S. food giant Sara Lee Corp.

2009-03-19 09:41:39

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consumer certain luncheon meat kits and hot dogs purchased at a Guelph, Ontario, store. The CFIA, Loblaw Companies Ltd.

2009-03-16 10:39:17

The New York Mets announced a deal with Nathan's Famous Monday that will bring the Big Apple's famed hot dogs to the new Citi Field ballpark. The familiar and alluring scent of Nathan's dogs and crinkle-cut fries will be part of the atmosphere when the Mets christen their new home stadium on April 13, the team said in a written statement. Nathan's originated in Brooklyn during World War I and quickly became a fixture at Coney Island and the rest of the city.

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