Hot Dogs for the Holidays

This year, the Internet and social media lit up when Oscar Mayer made the bold declaration that a hot dog is indeed a sandwich and challenged people to convince them otherwise. And the brand wasn’t alone in its proclamation, either. Last month, the food company Jimmy Dean went as far as launching a petition asking famous dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster to change the definition of the word ‘sandwich’ by getting rid of the part that says “slices of bread”. As the debate over whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich continues, one of the latest people to give their...

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Hot Dogs Are Not Sandwiches, Ladies and Gentlemen

Our previous blog post was about Oscar Mayer stating that yes, a hot dog is a sandwich. The statement generated lots of opinions. Before that, we talked about The Takeout, a website which also made its mission to ask a bunch of famous people and public figures whether they believed that a hot dog is indeed a sandwich. After five months, some results have emerged. Perhaps unsurprisingly, more than fifty percent of respondents were adamant that no, a hot dog is not, in fact, a sandwich. Based on that number, you may be wondering what justification was given as to...

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The Great Hot Dog Debate May Be Over

Last month, we mentioned a debate going on where a bunch of different celebrities was asked whether they believed a hot dog is a sandwich. The colorful responses largely agreed that a hot dog is not a sandwich, with a few people like EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winner Rita Moreno believing that a hot dog is “absolutely” a sandwich. But then what happens when one of the most well-known makers of hot dogs in the world chooses to agree with Rita Moreno? Indeed, none other than Oscar Mayer recently declared that the hot dog is indeed a sandwich,...

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