Hot dog factiod
Imagine a quintessential Fourth of July picnic: A sizzling barbecue full of hot dogs, plenty of ketchup and mustard at the ready. As it turns out, the hot dog sausage originated in Europe, and was called a wiener or a frankfurter, for the cities of Vienna and Frankfurt am-Mein. Immigrant butchers brought the mighty cased meats to the U.S. by the late 19th century. The hot dogs we’re most familiar with today—the ones stuffed into buns and loaded with ketchup—are the brainchild of Nathan Handwerker, a Polish immigrant who settled with his wife Ida in Coney Island and started the now famous hot dog stand, Nathan’s.