National Hot Dog Day Challenge

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National Hot Dog Day Challenge - Quiz


The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has designated July as Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day in America.
Check your knowledge of the unpretentious hot dog.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This was one version of the lyrics to the theme song for what brand of hot dogs? Hot dogs, _______ Hot DogsWhat kinds of kids eat _______ Hot Dogs?Big kids, little kids, kids who climb on rocksfat kids, skinny kids, even kids with chicken poxlove hot dogs, _______ Hot DogsThe dogs kids love to bite! 

    • A.

      Armour

    • B.

      Oscar Mayer

    • C.

      Nathan’s Famous

    • D.

      Ball Park Franks

    Correct Answer
    A. Armour
    Explanation
    We've posted a vintage video of one of the Armour commercials.

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  • 2. 

    And these were the lyrics to the theme song for another brand of hot dogs?  Oh, I wish I was an _______ weiner,that is what I'd truly like to be,'cause if I were an _______ weiner,everyone would be in love with me. Oh, I'm glad I'm not an _______ weiner,that is what I'd truly hate to be,'cause if I were an _______ weiner,there would soon be nothing left of me.

    • A.

      Armour

    • B.

      Oscar Mayer

    • C.

      Nathan’s Famous

    • D.

      Ball Park Franks

    Correct Answer
    B. Oscar Mayer
    Explanation
    We also posted a vintage commercial of the Oscar Mayer brand.

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  • 3. 

    Where are most grilled hot dogs in the United States sold? 

    • A.

      Street vendors in New York and other big cities

    • B.

      Ball parks

    • C.

      7-Eleven

    • D.

      Costco

    Correct Answer
    C. 7-Eleven
    Explanation
    Though more than 25 million hot dogs are sold at baseball stadiums each year, 7-Eleven sells the most grilled hot dogs in North America —
    100 million annually, according to National Day Calendar.

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  • 4. 

    Why are there typically 10 hot dogs per pack and eight buns per bag?

    • A.

      To make you buy more packages of buns to use all of the hot dogs.

    • B.

      When hot dog buns were introduced, hot dogs were sold in varying quantities at the butcher shop. Thus was little demand for the specific number of buns in a package.

    • C.

      Packaged hot dogs buns initially had 10 per a package, but the quantity was reduced.

    • D.

      No one knows. It remains one of the great mysteries of the universe.

    Correct Answer
    B. When hot dog buns were introduced, hot dogs were sold in varying quantities at the butcher shop. Thus was little demand for the specific number of buns in a package.
    Explanation
    According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, “When hot dog buns were introduced, hot dogs were sold in varying quantities at the butcher shop. Not until 1940 were hot dogs packaged the way we currently see them in the grocery store. When manufacturers began packaging hot dogs, they chose the 10 to the pack formula.”

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  • 5. 

    “Hot dog,” “wiener” and “frankfurter” can be used interchangeably. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The term "wieners" is frequently used interchangeably with “frankfurter” or “hot dog” and formula may be the same,” according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

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  • 6. 

    Which classic rock band had a song titled “Hot Dog.” 

    • A.

      Led Zeppelin

    • B.

      Alice Cooper

    • C.

      Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath

    • D.

      KISS

    Correct Answer
    A. Led Zeppelin
    Explanation
    Check out the video of Led Zeppelin performing "Hot Dog."

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  • 7. 

    Check your hot dog etiquette, with the next three questions are tips from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Do not put hot dog toppings between the hot dog and the bun. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Always "dress the dog," not the bun.
    “Condiments should be applied in the following order: wet condiments like mustard and chili are applied first, followed by chunky condiments like relish, onions and sauerkraut, followed by shredded cheese, followed by spices, like celery salt or pepper."

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  • 8. 

    Tip 2: Only eat hot dogs on buns with your hands.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns.

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  • 9. 

    Tip 3: It’s OK to bring wine to a hot dog cook out.     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Never, ever bring wine to sip with hot dogs — even if the wine comes in a box. Beer, soda, lemonade and iced tea are preferable.

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  • 10. 

    Which ingredients are essential to Tucson's favorite type of dog — a  Sonoran-style hot dog. The hot dog is wrapped in bacon and grilled. It's served on fresh bread or a fat roll and accompanied by a fresh-roasted chile on the side. The other ingredients often include: 

    • A.

      Beans

    • B.

      Onions

    • C.

      Tomatoes

    • D.

      Ketchup

    • E.

      Pickle relish

    • F.

      Salsa

    • G.

      Mayonnaise

    • H.

      Saurkraut

    • I.

      Cheese

    • J.

      Peanut butter

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Beans
    B. Onions
    C. Tomatoes
    F. Salsa
    G. Mayonnaise
    I. Cheese
    Explanation
    The essential ingredients for Tucson's favorite Sonoran-style hot dog include beans, onions, tomatoes, salsa, mayonnaise, and cheese. These ingredients are commonly found on this type of hot dog and contribute to its unique flavor and texture. The combination of the grilled bacon-wrapped hot dog with these toppings creates a delicious and satisfying meal.

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