Everybody Loves a Good Weenie on National Hot Dog Day

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – It’s National Hot Dog Day, and how do we celebrate?

We sent News with a Twist Reporter, Kenny Lopez to Dat Dog on Magazine Street to find out what makes the “top dog” so special…

Historians believe the word “hot dog” came about in the 1890’s when some sausages were called dachshunds after the breed of dogs.  People eventually started calling the popular food “hot dogs” because of their resemblance to dachshunds.