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It’s National Hot Dog Day, and that means great deals on dogs for you!

If you thought July 23 was just another day, think again. Today we celebrate that all-American classic: the frank, the frankfurter the wiener . . . . the hot dog. Yup, it’s National Hot Dog Day. Whatever you call it, it’s got to be a part of kids’ meals, summer cookouts and backyard get-togethers. (In fact, it’s no coincidence that Hot Dog Day falls right in the middle of July, which happens to be National Grilling Month.) I’m pretty sure my 3 1/2-year-old would starve if we didn’t keep a package of hot dogs in the fridge at all times — when all else fails, you can’t go wrong heating one in the microwave, slicing it up and plopping it on the plate with a dollop of ketchup. Quick, easy, tasty. Nutritious? Well . . . . more or less.

To celebrate Hot Dog Day, you can get a couple of sweet deals on dogs today:

Sonic Drive-Ins are offering All-American and Chili Cheese Dogs for $1 all day.  (You can find Sonic in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Bonney Lake. Here’s the map.)

And at 7-11, you can get a Quarter Pound Big Bite hot dog for $1 all day long. (I’m sure you know where there’s a 7-11 near you.)

Enjoy, and trust me: unless you’re under the age of 11, it’s mustard-only — no ketchup!



About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.