Hot Dogs are America’s Favorite
Hot dogs are considered one of America’s favorite summer time foods. In fact, most hot dogs are consumed between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. On average, Americans eat about sixty hot dogs in each year – that is a lot of hot dogs. If you think about it – would a baseball game, Fourth of July cookout, or just hanging out with friends in your backyard be the same without a hot dog?
Hot Dog History
In 1987, a city in Germany celebrated the 500th anniversary of the hot dog. The city was Frankfurt, which is where the term frankfurter comes from. This first hot dog was actually created in 1484; which is before Columbus even set sail for the new world. In 1867, Charles Feltman opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand in Brooklyn, New York. It is claimed by some that in 1880, a St. Louis street vendor invented today’s hot dogs when he asked his brother-in-law, a baker, to invent a roll or bun that would hold the dogs.
Hot Dogs are Best when Steamed
There is one thing, however, that stands out about hot dogs. The hot dogs that you cook at home never seem to taste as good as the ones that are cooked and prepared by a vendor or by a restaurant. Why is that? Could it be that hot dogs cooked in a hot dog steamer are always juicier than hot dogs cooked on a grill? Could it be that hot dogs that are served in a steamy warm hot dog bun taste better than hot dogs served on a toasted bun? The answer is most definitely “yes” to both questions.
Hot Dog Steamers
ShortOrder.com carries some of the industry’s best hot dog steamers by Star Manufacturing International. Star’s hot dog steamers feature side-by-side design to better control the temperatures of both the hot dogs and the hot dog buns. The Star classic design also features top-loading for quicker and easier access to the hot dogs and buns.
If you are ready to start serving one of the favorite foods of summer, give one of our customer representatives a call and we will get you started.