National Hot Dog Day History
National Hot Dog Day seeks to appreciate hotdogs. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council created the National Hot Dog Day to honor the all-American hot dog. The first National Hot Dog Day was held in 1991, where a hot dog luncheon was served on Capitol Hill. Since then, it has become tradition to serve hot dogs to Capitol Hill staffers, lawmakers, agency officials and baseball legends.
Frankfurters, which are very similar to hot dogs, originated in Frankfurt, Germany. In the 1880s, Antonoine Feuchtwanger began to sell hot dogs in St. Louis, Missouri. Eventually by the 1890s, it is believed that Chris von der Ahe, a German immigrant who owned the St. Louis Browns, began to sell hotdogs at baseball games. Since then, hotdogs have been deeply rooted in American baseball culture. To honor the association between baseball and hotdogs, the American Meat Institute invites baseball players to attend the annual hotdog luncheon on Capitol Hill during National Hot Dog Day on July 23rd.
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National Hot Dog Day References and Related Siteswww.guinnessworldrecords.com: Most Hot Dogs Made in One Minute www.hot-dog.org: Etiquette www.hot-dog.org: Consumption Stats US National Library of Medicine: Red Meat Consumption Nathan's Famous: Contest Hall of Fame www.nationalhogfarmer.com: Capitol Hill Celebrates Hot Dog Day www.delawareonline.com: National Hot Dog Day Deals www.meatinstitute.org: The Meat Institute History.come: History of Ballpark Food www.baseballhall.org: Hall of Famers