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Prepare Your Body For National Hot Dog Day

| by Lauren Briggs
Man behind ominously huge hot dog wallMan behind ominously huge hot dog wall

Saturday, July 23, is a very important holiday -- it is National Hot Dog Day!

Well…ok, technically, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (THIS IS A REAL THING) decreed that the frankfurter celebration is on July 14, but nobody listened -- instead, food places are celebrating it on July 23, because that's when it was last year, and, well they do what they want.

At any rate, we are super thrilled to get some sweet deals tomorrow.

Here's where you can score big (Saturday, July 23 only), according to CNBC:

1. Burger King

Grab a Classic Grilled Dog or a Chili Cheese Grilled Dog for just $1.

2. 7-11

$1 will get you a Quarter Pound Big Bite. $10 will get you enough to pretend you are having a party, even if you secretly eat them all by yourself.

3. Dog Haus

Hot Dog Sliders and Corn Dog Sliders will be $1 each.

4. Wayback Burgers

Get two Classic Dogs for $5.

5. Nathan's Famous (Fort Myers)

Buy a hot dog at regular price, get a second for five cents – only at the Fort Myers location, as far as we know.

6. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

The chain's famous fire-engine red hot dogs will be $1 each.

7. Beer Park (Las Vegas)

Buy a Budweiser Signature Draught, get a free hot dog.

A little history:

As far as we can tell, the world's first hot dog came from Frankfurt, Germany (as in, "frankfurter") in 1487 -- five years before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, according to the noble people at the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. However, the hot dog's origin is hotly contested by Austria, who says that they invented it first in Vienna, hence the name "wiener."

Hot dogs first popped up in North America around the 1860s. They were originally called dachshund sausages and sold by German immigrants, although the hot dog likely evolved from a mixture of common European sausages that butchers brought over around that time. In case you were wondering.

Now that you know everything there is to know about hot dogs, it's important that you eat them properly. Here's how to make some awesome bacon Doritos hot dogs that the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council would absolutely not approve of -- and, to be honest, that's all the more reason to eat them:

Sources: CNBC, National Hot Dog and Sausage Council / Photo credit: Cinefamily/Tumblr

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