Hot dog stand

A hot dog stand is a business that sells hot dogs, usually from an external counter. Hot dog stands can be located on a public thoroughfare, near a sports stadium, in a shopping mall, or at a fair. They are often found on the streets of major American cities.[1][2][3] According to one report, some hot dog stands are paying up to $80,000 in rent for prime locations in Manhattan.[4]

Pink's Hot Dogs in Hollywood. The current building dates to 1946.
A Pølsevogn (sausage wagon) in Kolding, Denmark.

Similar businesses include hot dog carts or wagons, which are portable hand carts with a grill or boiler for cooking the hot dogs and keeping them hot. In the United States, hot dog carts are also referred to as hot dog stands. However, a hot dog stand is typically a permanent or semi-permanent structure,[5] whereas a hot dog cart is movable. Similarly, hot dog trucks are motor vehicles that are set up at a roadside location, and often include a complete kitchen for storage and preparation.

In Denmark, hot dog stands are called Pølsevogn (sausage wagons).[6] They serve traditional hot dogs as well as assorted sausages and sausage meats.

In Toronto, the hot dogs from hot dog stands are often called "street meat".[7]

Windows 3.1 included a red and yellow desktop colour setting titled "Hot Dog Stand".[8]

Notable stands

See also


  1. Dao, Dan Q.; Rothman, Lauren (May 23 2016). "The 20 Best Hot Dogs in NYC", Time Out New York. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  2. Stougaard, Jo (April 21, 2015). "15 Classic L.A. Hot Dogs", Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  3. Gebert, Mike (June 23, 2014). "The 35 Best Hot Dog Spots in Chicago (and the 'Burbs)", Thrillist. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  4. "The Black Book of Hotdog Stand". Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  5. "Hot Dog Stands", Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  6. Berdichevsky, N. (2011). An Introduction to Danish Culture. McFarland. p. 98-99. ISBN 978-0-7864-8652-6. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  7. Krall, Hawk (January 16, 2010). "Hot Dog of the Week: Toronto Street Meat". Serious Eats. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  8. Robert Cowart (2000). Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. Que. p. 1194. ISBN 9780789721259.
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