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National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day. Maybe a great day to grill some dogs on the grill or even hit up your favorite hot dog joint. Not too sure when this happens. Almost seems like a random date is set.

National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day #NationalHotDogDay

In 2017, it is on July 19, 2017. Last year, 2016, it is held on July 14 according to some sources and July 23 others. I am not sure how to figure out when National Hot Dog Day occurs, it seems kind of random. It doesn’t seem to be on a certain day of the week in July, nor a certain date in July. Also note that July is National Hot Dog Month.

I like my hot dogs grilled the best and almost burnt. Not to mention, I like mine either plain or with just chili and cheese.  Sometimes I like to roast them in the oven too. However, I am not big on eating them if they are boiled, but I still do. I just prefer grilled or roasted in the oven. Sometimes even deep-fried ones are good too.

Sonic has one of my favorite hot dogs the Chili Cheese Coney. I also like the pretzel bun hot dogs too.

According Days of the Year they have this to say.

A day for parades, events, and hotdogs in abundance. Celebrated all over the world, National Hot Dog Day is an opportunity to raise money for charities whilst combining large quantities of sausages, bread, ketchup, mustard and onions.

A sampling of Topping choices …

  1. Ketchup
  2. Mustard
  3. Chili
  4. Cheese
  5. Slaw
  6. Relish
  7. Mayo
  8. Barbecue Sauce
  9. Onions
  10. Pickles
  11. Salt
  12. Pepper
  13. Garlic
  14. Sauerkraut
  15. Peppers
  16. Jalapeño
  17. Bacon

This is just a sampling of toppings. What do you put on yours? How do you like them cooked the best? Your comments are welcome!

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Hot Dog Specials

Burger King: Participating BK locations are selling classic grilled hot dogs for 79 cents each throughout the entire month of July—which is National Hot Dog Month, of course.

Dog Haus: Customers get one free hot dog on Wednesday when one hot dog is purchased at regular price.

Hot Dog on a Stick: Each customer can get an original turkey dog for free on Wednesday. Turkey dogs are also priced at $1 each every Tuesday in July.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: Hot dogs are available at the special price of 99 cents each on Wednesday. Limit two 99-cent hot dogs per customer.

Love’s Travel Stop: Show the barcode that’s displayed in this link to your server, and you’ll get a free hot dog at a Love’s Travel Stop on Wednesday.

Philly Pretzel Factor: Pretzel dogs are priced at just $1 apiece on Wednesday.

Pilot Flying J: Show coupon for a free hot dog at participating Pilot travel centers, from July 19 to July 26. You can also find the offer at Pilot Flying J’s Facebook page.

Sonic Drive-In: All-American & Chili Cheese Coney dogs are $1 each on Wednesday.

7-Eleven: all-beef Quarter Pound Big Bite hot dogs for just $1

Hot Dog Specials

Hy-Vee Gas: Get an Eisenberg hot dog for $1

Kangaroo Express:  FREE Ball Park hot dog to members of the military.  Fifty cent Ball Park hot dogs to the general population.  Limit 4.   4:00 p.m. – 8:oo p.m.

Evos: Southern U.S.  Buy one “healthy dog,” get one free all week.

Hop Dog:Western U.S. Get a free hot dog from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Circle K: At participating locations get $1 hot dogs from July 17th until July 23rd.

Kwik Trip: Enjoy $1 Corn Dogs through July 20th.

Little Joe’s: $1 hot dogs all day with the purchase of an entree.

Pheasant Lanes: Enjoy $2 jumbo dogs.

Portillo’s: Get a regular sized hot dog for $1 with the purchase of any sandwich (including a hot dog), entree salad, entree pasta, or ribs.

Hot Dog Specials

Pretzel Boy’s: Get 2 hot dogs for $1. Also, every Tuesday is $1 Dog Day.

The Steamie Weenie: $1 hot dogs all day long.

Quick Trip: Enjoy an all beef hot dog for $1.59, get another one for just a $1.

Wienerschnitzel: Enjoy 5 chili dogs for $5 at participating locations. Also use this coupon to get a 99 cent corn dog until July 31st.

Fuddruckers: At Austin, Texas, locations this coupon from Offers.com can get you a Black Angus Chili Cheese Hot Dog with fries and a bottomless coke for just $7. Tax and gratuity not included.

Jack’s: Henderson, Tenn., foodies can get two chili cheese dogs and fries for $3.79 on National Hot Dog Day.

Nathan’s Famous: If you buy one hot dog and use this coupon at a participating Nathan’s Famous restaurant, you get your second hot dog for just $0.05 through July 31.

RaceTrac: Get a free Nathan’s Famous hot dog at participating RaceTrac locations with coupon, valid through July 31.

Dougs Dogs: At Wake Forest, NC, locations you can have $1.59 Hot dogs all day!

Comments Welcome!

These places are subject to change without notice and only at participating locations too. List came from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. List is for the 2017 year. Those requiring coupon may require visiting each business website or mobile app to get the special(s). 


first published July 26, 2014. Last republished July 19, 2017.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.


  1. John Branson John Branson says:

    Should be a national holiday. Lol

    1. Lol it is. I’ve shared so many of these types of holidays it’s interesting the holidays we humans come up with.

    2. John Branson John Branson says:

      A paid day off. Lol

    3. John Branson lol I don’t think the Feds care for hot dogs like us common folks. Lol

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