Today is National Hot Dog Day polled 1,026 respondents about their favorite hot dog toppings. Turns out, Americans don’t need their hot dogs too fancy — ketchup and/or mustard will do just fine:

What is your favorite hot dog topping?

  • Mustard – 33%
  • Ketchup – 30%
  • Onions – 11%
  • Relish – 10%
  • Coleslaw – 6%
  • Cheese – 5%
  • Chili – 2%
  • Other – 3%

National Hot Dog Day freebies and deals

Note: We’re continuously updating our list of freebies, so be sure to check back for all of the latest deals! 

Kohl’s: The Nostalgia Electrics 2-Slot Hot Dog Toaster (which toasts two hot dogs and two buns) is on sale for $19.99. Plus, use this promo code to get an extra 15% off your order.

Love’s: Get a free hot dog on July 17. Love’s has partnered with Schwab Meat Co. to give out free hot dogs at participating locations in 41 states. To claim this deal, get the barcode on, on the Love’s app or via Loves’ social media pages from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 17. See details.

Paragon Theaters: The chain, which has locations on the Southeastern U.S., is offering a buy-one-get-one-free special on hot dogs on July 17. See details

Philly Pretzel Factory: This promo was announced on the chain’s Facebook page. Starting at 11 a.m. on July 17, the first 100 customers get a free Pretzel Dog.

Pilot Flying J: Open the Pilot Flying J app on July 17 to find a coupon good for one free roller grill item, including hot dogs. First-time app users will also get a free drink. See details.

Portillo’s: At participating locations in certain states, guests can get two regular hot dogs for $5. Plus, get free delivery at all locations on orders of at least $10 placed on These deals are available July 15 to 21. See details.

TravelCenters of America: This includes Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express locations. UltraONE loyalty program members can receive one free hot dog at participating locations. Jut visit the UltraONE kiosk and print out your coupon from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. See details.

Wienerschnitzel: On July 17 only, get five chili dogs for $5.

Plus, use this coupon to get 99-cent corn dogs until July 28 and this one to get a chili dog with small fries for $2.29.

SOURCE: Jessica Dupras, Shopping and Savings Expert

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