Tour America by Hot Dog!

The classic American road trip may be canceled this summer, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t explore some of America’s greatest cities by way of their preferred hot dog styles.

So go grab a pack of Fischer’s Jumbo Franks and take your taste buds on a culinary adventure. Where would your family most like to visit if it were based on hot dogs alone?

New York

new york style hot dog with pushcart sauce made with caramelized onions, ketchup and brown sugar

Ah, the Big Apple! But no apples on here. While New Yorkers debate which style of hot dog truly defines their home, this version here features a boiled hot dog topped with “pushcart sauce,” which is a mixture of caramelized onions, ketchup and brown sugar. Yum!


atlanta style hot dog is dragged through the garden meaning covered in coleslaw and other vegetables

“Dragged through the garden” is how Atlantans describe their hot dogs. That means loaded with crunchy, creamy coleslaw and any other veggies you like.


detroit style hot dog also known as the coney dog with beef chili, raw onions and mustard

It’s a mess, but a delicious one! This napkin-approved style of hot dog made famous by Detroit is also commonly called a “Coney Dog.” It’s loaded with beefy chili, raw diced onions and a squiggle of yellow mustard.


chicago style hot dog with sport peppers, dill pickle spear, tomato wedges, celery salt, onions, neon relish and mustard but no ketchup ever

The Second City’s hot dog is second to none, or so all Chicagoans will have you believe. It takes a whopping seven toppings to make a true Chicago dog, plus don’t forget the poppyseed bun! Two tomato wedges, one large dill pickle spear, neon-green relish, zippy sport peppers, diced onions, yellow mustard and celery salt complete this masterpiece.

Kansas City

kansas city style hot dog like a reuben sandwich with sauerkraut, thousand island dressing and melted swiss cheese

If you don’t consider a hot dog to be a sandwich, Kansas City will have you reconsidering. They take their style of hot dog straight from the Reuben’s playbook: melted Swiss cheese, a pile of sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing all on a sesame seed bun.


phoenix style hot dog wrapped with bacon and topped with jalapeños, pinto beans, chopped tomatoes, onions, mustard and mayo

This one’s a fiesta of flavor! Arizonans like to mix jalapeños, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, onions, mayo and mustard on top of a bacon-wrapped hot dog.


seattle style hot dog with cream cheese, jalapeños, Sriracha and grilled onions

It can’t possibly rain on your parade when you have a Seattle dog on your plate. Cream cheese is the gift Seattlites have given to the hot dog world. To that, they add jalapeños, grilled onions and a stripe of spicy Sriracha sauce.

Happy National Picnic Month!

Did you know July is National Picnic Month? Frankly, it couldn’t come at a better time.

With large, open outdoor spaces being some of the best places to be these days, pack a good old-fashioned picnic basket and pay a visit to your favorite park, local hiking spot or even your backyard. In our opinion, fresh food and fresh air are always a winning combination.

Here are some of our favorite Fischer’s recipes for the perfect sunny-afternoon picnic.

Turkey Wraps

turkey wraps

No need to pack utensils! These easy-to-prep turkey wraps roll up Fischer’s sliced turkey with hummus, white cheddar and fresh veggies for a snack that’s low on calories yet big on flavor.

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

bacon wrapped dates

As good cold as they are hot, these delicious Bacon-Wrapped Dates see the smokey, savory flavor of Fischer’s bacon balanced with the sweet, fruity taste of dates.

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Garlic Bologna Rolls

garlic bologna roll

A sturdy bread is key when packing sandwiches for later. The garlic rolls in this recipe hold up well during transport, even when tasked with containing a pile of onions, cheese, Fischer’s garlic bologna and grainy mustard.

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Pickled Deviled Eggs

pickled deviled eggs

If you like classic deviled eggs, then you’ll love the tart pop of these deviled eggs made with Fischer’s pickled eggs. Keep chilled with ice or an ice pack, and consider using a deviled-egg carrier or Tupperware and paper towel as padding to help keep safe while getting to your picnic spot.

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Sweet and Crunchy Apple Turkey Sandwich

Sweet and Crunchy Apple Turkey

Granny Smith apples are the star of this sandwich, lending sweetness and crunchiness that offsets our Fischer’s sliced turkey and other ingredients deliciously.

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Ham & Brie Crostini

ham and brie crostini with fruit jam

Is there any food more “picnic-y” than the French baguette? This snack sees slices of baguette topped with a delicious trio of Fischer’s sliced ham, brie and raspberry preserves. If you don’t mind your cheese unmelted and your bread untoasted, you can assemble these right on your picnic blanket.

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Sourdough Ham

sourdough ham roll

Garlic bologna too spicy for you? This sandwich recipe resembles the Garlic Bologna Roll above, but swaps in our Fischer’s sliced ham instead.

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