Today, America is celebrating National Hot Dog Day – a special day to one of favorite street foods of America, the hot dog.
The hot dog has a cool history. It all started with German immigrants who brought their sausages to the U.S. in the 1800s. A smart guy named Charles Feltman sold the first hot dog in a bun around 1870.
Now, hot dogs are everywhere. They’re at baseball games, carnivals, and BBQs. The classic hot dog has a grilled sausage in a soft bun, and you can add tasty toppings like ketchup, mustard, onions, and more.
Every region has its own hot dog style. Chicago has a special one with tomatoes and pickles, while New York prefers sauerkraut and mustard.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Hot dogs are loved all over the world. In Mexico, you’ll find “street dogs” with avocado and salsa, and in Japan, “korokke-pan” has a deep-fried sausage in a bun.