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10 Best National Hot Dog Day Deals

Right smack dab in the middle of summer is the absolute best time to turn on the barbecue, enjoy the sun, and grill a few hot dogs!

National Hot Dog Day is always the third Wednesday in the month of July, so it is always smack dab in the middle of summer! Plenty of opportunities to relish in the wonderful holiday. 

This year, National Hot Dog Day is July 19th. In fact, the entire month of July is dubbed National Hot Dog month, too. As always, there are plenty of great deals to take advantage of. 

So make sure to plan accordingly. Grab a hotdog midweek. Plan a pool party over the weekend and grill some delicious hotdog to celebrate! The options are endless.

Top National Hot Dog Day Deals

Some of these promotional offers have yet to be announced for 2023 and they are deals from years past.

Be sure to check back to see if any new deals are updated and always reference the original company’s terms and conditions to see if the deal is appropriate for you!

1. 7-Eleven

Did you know that this national chain of convenience stores sells over 100 million hotdogs, and mostly throughout the month of July? 

In years past, 7-Eleven has not only celebrated National Hot Dog Day, but they have celebrated it the entire month.

Typically, they offered their traditional Quarter-Pound Big Bite Hot Dog, which is 100% beef, for only one dollar at select participating stores. 

You can also pair this with another 7-Eleven classic, a Slurpee, for free through their app. Any additional Slurpee purchases start at just an additional dollar. 

2. Nathan’s Famous

You can’t think about celebrating National Hot Dog Day without checking out America’s favorite hot dog brand: Nathan’s Famous

Every Fourth of July they sponsor the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest, so you know that they are the King’s of the hot dog: an all-American classic!

In honor of National Hot Dog Day, Nathan’s Famous harkens back to the original price of the hot dog all the way back to 1916 when they sold each individual frankfurter for only a nickel! 

So long as you purchase one hot dog at the regular retail price, you can purchase the second hot dog for only five cents (or bring your whole family and buy a handful at just 5 cents each!). 

Mark your calendars, because you definitely do not want to miss this. It’s become a family tradition for families across America!

3. Dog Haus

First opened in Pasadena, California back in 2010, Dog Haus has quickly become a Hot Dog eatery staple. 

They currently have 90 locations sprawled across the country that serve their critically acclaimed all beef Haus Dogs on grilled King’s Hawaiian Rolls. 

They open for lunch and dinner where guests can choose from the classic Dog Haus options or customize it according to your own liking. You can truly make your hot dog one of a kind with all of the options they offer!

Their National Hot Dog Day promotion will essentially give you a free hot dog as long as you are a member of their loyalty rewards program, called Haus Hookup. 

Available online, through their app, or in person, it is a tremendous offer since their regular hot dog runs just under ten dollars. Quite the steal to celebrate National Hot Dog Day!

4. Sonic Drive-In

With over 3500 locations across the country, there is a good chance that there is a Sonic Drive-In close by. 

So hop in your car on Wednesday July 19 to get yourself some of their classic slushies and take advantage of their Hot Dog Day deal. 

They have yet to announce anything specific for 2023. However, in years past, they offered their All-American hot dog and their classic Chili Cheese dog for just one dollar. 

If they bring the deal back for this year, then skate, don’t walk, to your nearest Sonic and enjoy National Hot Dog Day!

5. Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee operates more than 280 retail locations across eight midwestern states. These locations tend to have gas stations as well. For National Hot Dog Day, they have a tremendous promotion!

For just $1.50, you can purchase 2 hot dogs from Hy-Vee gas stations. They also decided to throw in a wonderful BOGO (buy one, get one) deal on Pepsi twenty ounce soda products. 

For approximately five bucks (probably less!) you can get 2 hot dogs and 2 bottles of soda. So, invite a friend for lunch& or save half of the purchase and eat it for dinner too!

No matter how you slice it, this is a great deal so search to see if you’ve got a Hy-Vee near you!

6. Pilot Flying J

Make sure you download the Pilot Flying J app to take advantage of this National Hot Dog Day deal. 

Via their app, you will receive an exclusive offer for one free roller grill item (think: hot dog). This offer is available at participating locations only. 

Also, if this is your first time using their smartphone application, then you are privy to a free drink of your choice just for downloading the app! 

As their very own Vice President of Innovation, Shannon Johnson, asked: What could be better than a classic hot dog on a summer day? A free one! Let’s be frank, we all know she is not wrong on that one!

They haven’t announced anything official for 2023, yet. But you know they have something up their sleeves, because they have also offered BOGO hot dogs before. 

Whatever it will be, you know it’s going to be worth it so definitely remember to check them out! 

7. The Original Hot Dog Factory

With a name like The Original Hot Dog Factory, you know that they are going to have an epic National Hot Dog Day celebration!

For National Hot Dog Day, they are giving away a free all-American Hot Dog& no strings attached, no questions asked, no purchase necessary! 

In fact, they want so many people to take advantage of their special offer that they are moving the National Hot Dog Day promotion to Friday of that week where more people are typically available. 

This deal is only available during lunchtime, from noon to 4 P.M. so be sure to carve out some time to swing by!

8. Wienerschnitzel 

Did you know that Wienerschnitzel is the world’s largest Hot Dog chain? They have over 350 locations across ten states, primarily located in the western parts of the country. 

Each year Wienerschnitzel sells over 120 million hot dogs. 

Wienerschnitzel is most famous for their secret-recipe chili that they smother all over their hot dogs, fries, burgers and probably anything else you can think of! 

So on National Hot Dog Day, Wienerschnitzel is highlighting their famous Chili Dog that started it all. When you go to their restaurant, you can buy five of their original Chili Dogs for only five dollars. 

There is no limit to how many Chili Dogs you can buy, but each purchase must be in increments of five, while supplies last. 

You can also get a free corn dog when you sign up to their loyalty program, so download that app, create your account and head over to Wienerschnitzel.

9. Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is the nation’s leading travel stop destination with almost six hundred locations in over 40 states. 

So on National Hot Dog Day make sure to find your nearest Love’s and get yourself a free lunch you’re sure to love. 

This feature is only available from a barcode via their smartphone application beginning at 12:01 AM on National Hot Dog Day and valid for one free hot dog or other roller grill item until 11:59 PM that day. Doesn’t get much easier than that!

10. Hot Dog on a Stick

Born on the beach of South California after World War II, Hot Dog on a Stick sells delicious, made-to-order Hot Dogs on a Stick alongside fresh, hand-stomped lemonade. 

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day, they are offering a BOGO deal on their original Turkey on a Stick of their Veggie on a Stick. This deal is available only for their rewards members when you order either online or in-store. 

If you’ve never stopped, then you are definitely in for a real treat. Since not only is their food delicious, but they also have iconic, retro uniforms that are the talk of the town. Such a fun experience and a great place to celebrate!


National Hot Dog Day has become such a popular event across the United States that it has now become a month long celebration. The best part about these deals is that most of them are for different days in the month.

So pull up a July calendar, and make a plan for all the new hot dog places you’re going to hit up in the month! Take advantage of the deals while trying new places. Can’t get any better than that!

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