Encased meats have been part of Americana since their invention. There is a long history of hot dogs and a lot of disputed “facts” about their origin. Never disputed has been the love Americans have for them. No matter what region of the country or what style you prefer your doggies…hot dogs are one of the most eaten foods in America. We are happy to announce, a contest which has the goal to find out who is the 2017 hot dog vendor of the year.

The hot dog has many connotations: an American classic with a shot of yellow mustard, a “dirty water dog” at an NYC street stand and the savior and bane of parents with picky eaters. Nowadays, it also rivals the hamburger as a canvas for chef-driven experiments in comfort food. And the results are delicious.

Last year’s winner was Yeti Dogs of Anchorage, AK. Will they be able to hold on to their title?

Like all of our other contests, this contest will open today and will be run in two stages. For the next two weeks (we will accept emails submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday April 21, 2017  we will give our readers to submit their choices via email at: contest [at] mobile-cuisine [dot] com, and once the data is collected, we will open a poll (Monday April 24, 2017) to allow voting from the top 10 email submissions.

Eligibility For 2017 Hot Dog Vendor Of The Year Contest

To be eligible for the final poll, the vendor needs to have opened before January 2017 and must regularly serve hot dogs from their truck, cart or trailer (sorry hot dog stands are not eligible). The ingredients of the hot dog or the condiments served on them can be any combination of flavors, or cuisine and the hot dog can be served in or out of a bun. The vendors can be located in any country so feel free to submit choices from outside of North America.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Food vendors are free to submit their own business for consideration and voters may vote as often as you wish. The only request we have is that you submit one entry at a time and include the name of the vendor, as well as the city  or area the they operate in.

So let the voting for the 2017 hot dog vendor of the year begin. And remember, vote early and vote often.

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