Natedogs: 2017 Hot Dog Vendor Of The Year

The results for the Hot Dog Vendor for 2017 are in. Topping all other contestants with the most votes out of the over 90,000 votes collected over the last two weeks, congratulations goes out to Natedogs out of Minneapolis, MN for winning our 2017 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year Contest!


Nathan Beck is a professional singer and self-taught chef. He loves to sing and he loves to cook. But more than that he loves to inspire and encourage others to cook and to sing and to enjoy all the small moments in life. Like enjoying a good hot dog.

He developed this love for hot dogs from his dad and from a lifetime of trips to the MN State Fair where he can enjoy delicious foot long hot dogs. He started up his cart in May of 2011 and has been a busy man ever since.

Natedogs features all-natural, locally sourced hot dogs and bratwurst. You can find him in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. When asked if he could describe his cart in one word, he said it would be “Serving”. Whatever he does with the cart, he wants it to be about serving the community first. Not only serving food, but serving people.

We’ll learn more about the Natedogs and their award-winning cuisine in the near future and report back to you.  Congratulations to Natedogs and their enthusiastic voters/diners!

Rounding out our top 5 Hot Dog Vendors for 2017 are:

2. Yeti Dogs Anchorage, AK

3. Small Time Hot Dogs – Winona, MS

4. Victory Dogs – Medford, OR

5. Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs – Buffalo, NY

We would like to thank all of the competitors as well as all of our readers who voted for in our 2017 hot Dog Vendor of the Year contest.

2017-05-08T11:10:59+00:00 By |Contest|

About the Author:

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  1. Bob May 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Small Time Hot Dogs WON by a landslide! What happened? Somebody cheated

  2. Joel Robertson May 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    This is bull!! Y'all changed the outcome or something. Last time I looked at the pill Small Time Hotdogs had almost 50,000 votes and was so far ahead of everyone else it wasn't even a contest anymore. Someone needs to check the numbers again.

  3. Sherri May 8, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Rigged. So wrong. Go back and recheck.

  4. jud May 8, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    you guys are a bunch of pay to win hacks! i disregard your entire site now as a sham . you market vendors that pay you what a joke

  5. Kenna huffman May 8, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    This is crap!!! Small time hotdogs was thousands ahead of everyone else!!! I will never support you guys again it's a crock of crap!!!!

  6. Christy Mitchell May 9, 2017 at 2:06 am

    I just would like to know how in the world Small Time came in 3rd when they had way more votes as the polls were being closed(i was on when the page swapped to no more voting). Small Time had half of the total votes themselves but whatever. #SmallTimeIsAlwaysNumber1

  7. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Actually, they did not win. During the auditing of votes, we had to disqualify a LARGE number of votes for SMHD that came from Bangladesh.

  8. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 8:00 am

    We stand by the results. We are sorry but many of those votes were disqualified.

  9. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 8:01 am

    The final results were check, double checked and triple checked. Nothing was rigged.

  10. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Sorry you feel that way, but we do not and have not ever accepted money from any of our contestants. We stand by the final results.

  11. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 8:04 am

    We hope in time this changes, but we stand by the final results of this contest.

  12. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 8:08 am

    As we explained earlier, a very large number of the votes for STHD were disqualified due to the fact that many of them came from a single IP address in Bangladesh. We have had this happen in the past, and we have disqualified votes in the past. Unfortunately, after disqualifying the votes, STHD ended up with the third most legitimate votes.

  13. bakes May 9, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Very glad that you audited the votes. I know that I was watching them and was trying to figure out why a hot dog cart from a town of 5,000 people was getting such a vast number of votes. While I am sure that Small Town Dogs produces a fine hot dog, I'm also pretty sure that they don't deliver to Bangladesh. Congratulations to Nate!

  14. Dell May 9, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Bullshit about Bangladesh. STHD does not just serve Winona. They also serve Jackson MS the state Capital.

  15. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I'm sorry you do not believe us. We are able to track the ip addresses of every vote submitted in these contests with the polling software. We knew we were going to have to pay attention to the votes when we saw a major uptick in readers from Bangladesh through google analytics. At the time, we didn't know who was getting votes from there, but once the poll was closed, we were able to access the info from each voter.

  16. Jasmine May 9, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Small Time Hot Dog serves more than one town! They have two carts and a food trailer! They are at events all over Mississippi! Their food is AMAZING! I've followed them to 5 different cities! It's worth it! Their BAM dog is great! I have my own specialty dog. Hot dog with crawfish sauce and fried onions!!! Pull pork dog with cheese. Hot tamales with crawfish sauce as well!

  17. Bob May 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

    You manually checked 50000 votes. Nah. You took an episode of Silicon Valley as your idea of a cheat excuse. PROVE IT

  18. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 11:48 am

    No Bob, we manually audited over 92,000 votes. It's pretty easy when you can download an excel spreadsheet with all of the data included which can be sorted and ordered as needed.

  19. Blair May 9, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Small Time Hot Dog maybe from a small town but they travel all over the state!! We maybe a town of 5,000 as someone said but Small time has many fans!! I think this was rigged and there was definite cheating done! Small Time is the best hotdog vender in the country and that is that! Too bad some people are just rude and cheat!! And by the way if you can't create a fair contest then don't have one!!

  20. Mobile Cuisine May 9, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Yes, there was cheating done, mainly for Small Time Hot Dog.

  21. Patricia May 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Congratulations to Natedog! Wow, I voted every day that I could for STHD, they serve ALL OVER Mississippi and the Memphis area (I do believe) as three business IS a food TRUCK. Have wheels will travel. So, it is very plausible that STHD would have garnered a large number of votes. I'm curious as to how many disqualifying votes each vendor received. It would be sad if someone purposely sabotaged STHD, by exploiting a weak point in the system.

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