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5 Ways to Build the Perfect Hotdog
A few weeks ago some friends and I went to a local hot dog restaurant to try it out. We had a long discussion about hot dogs and the appeal that they hold. All three of us agreed that when we eat a hot dog, it needs to be a great one. Then the discussion turned into what makes a great hot dog or what exactly is the perfect hot dog. For me, a great hotdog is about a few things. The perfect hotdog is a combination of the dog and the toppings. The hot dog itself has to be delicious or the toppings won't matter and really the same goes for the toppings. The toppings complete the hot dog experience really elevating the taste to whatever you choose to put on top. If the toppings aren't great, you most likely won't enjoy the hot dog either.
There is no better time to enjoy that hotdog than when tailgating. In fact, a recently survey showed that 3 out of 4 Americans believe hotdogs are an essential part of tailgating. Well of course. If there had to be an official food of tailgating, I am certain that it would be a hot dog. Here are 5 Ways to Build the Perfect Hotdog.
5 Ways to Build the Perfect Hotdog
1. Start with a good hotdog.
This may seem like a no brainer but even the best topping cannot make an inferior hotdog taste good. Did you know that you can get Nathan's Famous premium all-beef Hot Dogs at all RaceTrac locations on the roller grill? That's right. Make certain that your hotdog is all beef. No unidentifiable parts in our hotdogs, please!
2. It's all about the toppings.
At Racetrac, with their unlimited toppings bar, the possibilities are really endless. Good toppings mean an even better hotdog.
3. Try something new.
Are you a fan of peppers? Put them on your hotdog and give it a try. How about cole slaw? I had never considered putting in a hotdog until a few weeks ago and now it is one of my favorite hotdog toppings.
4. Go half & half.
Have you ever considered grabbing more than one hotdog? Even better go half & half with your favorite toppings. I made a slaw dog on one side and then added my old standby (ketchup, mustard & relish) to the other half. This is a fabulous way to eat hotdogs, by the way.
5. Celebrate Fall Tailgating with the RaceTrac Dogtoberfest
This fall RaceTrac is celebrating all things roller grill with their first-ever Dogtoberfest promotion. They have declared the hot dog as the official fall tailgating food. From now until November 19, RaceTrac is celebrating their roller grill line up, including: Nathan’s Famous 100-percent Premium All Beef Hot Dogs, sausages, the new, limited-time only Guinness Beer Brat, delicious taquitos and tamales, and of course, their unlimited toppings bar!
In addition to rolling out some sweet hot dog deals, RaceTrac has a few fun festivities to go along with the new fall holiday from the chance to win a trip to the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship in Coney Island, to a Halloween-themed promotion, to college football tailgates and more.
Get the Buy One, Get One Dogtoberfest Deal today!
Get the fabulous Dogtoberfest Deal where when you Buy One, you can Get One for $1 with all roller grill items. Starting in October, guests who buy one roller grill
item can receive a second roller grill item for just $1.
VIDEO RaceTrac Original Hotdog Recipe: The Georgia On My Mind Dog
In honor of RaceTrac’s new fall holiday, they have created four original hot dog recipes – one for each of their key regions. Of course, our favorite is the Georgia On My Mind Dog. 🙂
Which one is your favorite?
- The Big Easy Louisiana Dog: Beer brat & mustard
- The Georgia On My Mind Dog: Nathan’s hot dog, coleslaw, onions & yellow mustard
- The Wild West Dallas Dog: Nathan’s hot dog, jalapeno pickles, jalapenos & pico de gallo
- The Hot ‘N Topical Florida Dog: Nathan’s hot dog, salsa, banana peppers & mustard
Enter the RaceTrac “Duke of Dogtoberfest” Contest
Tis the season to eat hot dogs! To kick off Dogtoberfest this fall, RaceTrac is looking for the most passionate hot dog connoisseur to celebrate the food destination that RaceTrac guests love most: the roller Grill. The most devoted fan, to be dubbed the “Duke of Dogtoberfest,” will be determined by the hot dog lover who creates and shares the most creative, delicious hot dog combination.
Head to your local RaceTrac store to build your ultimate hot dog combination and then share it on social media for a chance to win a trip for two to judge the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship in Coney Island. In addition to the grand prize, one person will be randomly selected each week for a $100 RaceTrac gift card.
HOW TO ENTER THE DOGTOBERFEST CONTEST: take a picture of your Nathan’s hot dog creation made straight from the RaceTrac roller grill, share it on Instagram or Twitter, tag @RaceTrac and use the hashtags #Dogtoberfest and #contest for a chance to win.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The RaceTrac Duke of Dogtoberfest Contest is open to legal residents of GA, LA, FL & TX, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 10/19/17 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/19/17. Subject to Official Rules at www.racetrac.com/news-press. See Official Rules for complete details. Sponsor: RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., Atlanta, GA
This post is written in partnership with RaceTrac.