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.