As an iconic American food that we enjoy throughout our lives, hot dogs inspire us with happy memories and moments from life that we treasure. For July’s National Hot Dog Month, we asked some hot dog icons to share their unique hot dog stories with us and explain what makes hot dogs so special to them.
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James Cunningham,Host, Food Network’s Eat St.
Mark Reitman,Professor of Hot Dogs, Hot Dog University
Virginia Ali,Owner, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Washington, D.C.
Wayne Rosenbaum,Owner, Papaya King, New York City
Louis Eni,President and CEO, Dietz & Watson
Fritz Usinger,President, Usingers Sausage
Scott Berman,Owner, Superdawg Drive-In, Chicago
Bob Remington,Owner, Steamie Weenie, Las Vegas
Sara Shenoha,Senior Brand Manager, Ball Park Brand
Jason Tingley,Executive Chef, Los Angeles Dodgers
Owen Stone,HotDogger, Oscar Mayer
Angela Bumstead,HotDogger, Oscar Mayer