Latest Hot dog Stories

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.

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.

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

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.

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