What Americans want to know-What are the 35 best hot dogs?
But first, what are the favorite hot dog toppings? Cheese, followed by chili, mustard, onion, and Chicago-style. Ketchup is further down on the list, and, surprisingly, sauerkraut is down towards the bottom.
If you grew up or live in Chicago, you never put catsup or ketchup on a hot dog. I mean please no.
The favorites were determined from a study by Grubhub and the 35 are...listed at the bottom of the story link, but the hot dog which came in first is from Chicago! yay! Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots on Western is often called a dump with great dogs. Dump is well earned it seems but that is the way with many Chicago hot dog places, small holes in the walls or former gas stations.
Actually Chicago has a number of hot dog places on this list of 35 including an outlier, Hot Doug's which offers fois gras and duck sausage. For the food snobs I guess. I grew up in Chicago and miss the hot dogs so much (Italian beef too) but I"m sorry, this from Doug's is not a hot dog.