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Fun Facts About the Hot Dog

By now, it’s a well-established fact that Charles Feltman is the man who introduced the world to the deliciousness of hot dogs. Although today it is considered one of the most beloved fast foods with a near-universal appeal, before Charles Feltman made his invention in the late 1800s, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich was riding high on his invention of—you guessed it—the sandwich. Fun fact: the sandwich has been around since the 1760s! It took several years before a pair of men named Charlie Nagreen and Raffaele Esposito made the world a better place by inventing the hamburger and pizza, respectively.

America’s love of the hot dog flourished during the Industrial Revolution. It was during this time when a strong push emerged for affordable food that could be enjoyed when outside of the home. There is no definitive source as to how Feltman’s invention earned its name of "hot dog", but it is possible that it may have been derived from the dachshund, the short-legged, long-bodied dog breed whose origins can be traced back to Germany. Perhaps coincidentally, Charles Feltman was born in Germany before moving to the United States.

Visit Coney Island or the Feltman’s Kitchen this Labor Day weekend and taste a piece of history!

This update is by Feltman’s of Coney Island Hot Dogs, a symbol of American tradition and quality for decades and the proud maker of the first hot dog originally founded by its namesake Charles Feltman, the inventor of the hot dog. Feltman’s hot dogs are free of nitrates and artificial ingredients, using all natural beef to create an experience that explodes with incredible, original flavor. For more information, please visit one of the locations in Brooklyn or Feltman’s Kitchen on St. Marks Place in the East Village to try some of the best hot dogs in the country.

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The Original Way

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Feltman's deli style mustard

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Sauerkraut

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Onion

There’s no wrong way to eat a Feltman’s hot dog. But the truly original way is on a potato bun with a healthy serving of Feltman’s Deli Style Mustard, made with apple cider vinegar.

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Bundles

feltmans original bundle include three 6-packs of natural casing hot dogs and two bottle of feltman's deli style mustard

Original Bundle
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The Lil Sampler

The Lil Sampler
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The newest and "Lil" sampler includes two packs of our 12.8oz all-natural hot dogs (no artificial nitrates or ingredients) and a bottle of our Deli Style Mustard.

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The Big Sampler

The Big Sampler
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Includes two packs of our our critically-acclaimed 1lb all-natural hot dogs (no artificial nitrates or ingredients) and a bottle of our Deli Style Mustard. 

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Feltman's Deli Style Mustard

Condiments

Feltman's Deli Style Mustard
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Bring the original experience to life, inspired by Feltman’s original mustard and made with apple cider vinegar for a truly tantalizing zing.

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