Why is the hot dog neglected?
The sultan of sausage is loved by American young and old and yet aside form Nathan's there are no national hot dog chains (and Nathan's is not sea-to-sea).
Yes, and some KFC/A&W Root Beer combos do sell dogs, but it's a sideline.
The thought occurred to me last week when in NYC.
Now locally we do have two hot dog restaurants...White Hut and Nick's Nest. And Chicopee Provisions makes an excellent dog eaten far and wide.
But what is it about the lowly dog that keeps it from climbing the height the hamburger has risen?
Or is it the dog's fate to be the champion of the independent while the burger toils in the corporate vineyard? Is the hot dog the symbol of the entrepreneur?
Your opinions, please?
And White Hut beats Nick's by a mile.
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