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    Chicago's Top Hot Dogs Revealed in New Ranking

    Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, and there isn't a better place to celebrate than right here in Chicago. NBC 5's Ash_har Quraishi reveals the places that one prominent publication suggested that Chicagoans hit up in celebration of this special day. (Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017)

    It’s National Hot Dog Day!

    In light of the encased meat holiday, we’ve put together a list of places you can get free franks, gourmet wieners and other dog deals (likely sans-ketchup). 

    Vienna Beef
    Vienna Beef is honoring the unofficial foodie holiday with free shipping side-wide. 

    Portillo’s is celebrating National Hot Dog Day with a "special, one-day-only" dollar deal. Get a Chicago-style hot dog for $1 with purhcase of an entree.

    Heinz Fools Chicagoans With New 'Chicago Dog Sauce'

    [CHI] Heinz Fools Chicagoans With New 'Chicago Dog Sauce'

    Leave it to Heinz to pull the ultimate prank on Chicago hot dog eaters.

    (Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

    Sonic Drive-In
    Sonic is offering All-American Dogs or Chili Cheese Coneys for $1 all day.

    Looking to try one of the best Chicago hot dogs in honor of the holiday? Superdawg in Chicago has been named among the nation’s best in a recent Daily Meal report. Nine other Chicago-area eateries also made the list.

    America’s Dog & Burger

    America's Dog & Burger is celebrating not just National Hot Dog Day but National Hot Dog month! The company is offering $1 Chicago hot dogs to all its guests and offering free hot dogs to Chicago's first responders, medical professionals and military personnel. 

    As part of National Hot Dog Day, Heinz unveiled its new "Chicago Dog Sauce," described as "a delicious sauce made with red ripe tomatoes and a special blend of spices and flavorings, to complement to your Chicago-Style dog." As it turns out, the sauce is really just ketchup. Still, it will be available for a limited time for $5 plus shipping at

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