Hot dog stand

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Hillbilly Hot Dogs, a roadside hot dog stand located near Huntington, West Virginia
A Pølsevogn (sausage wagon) in Kolding City, Denmark. These are the Danish equivalents of American hot dog stands.

A hot dog stand is a food business stand that sells hot dogs, usually from an external counter on a public thoroughfare such as a road, street, ballpark, mall, or food court.

Similar businesses include hot dog wagons or carts, which are portable hand carts with a boiler for cooking the hot dogs and keeping them hot, and hot dog trucks, which are motor vehicles that are set up on a road side location, and often include a complete kitchen for storage and preparation.

These businesses (particularly the mobile, cart kind) are often found in sports stadiums, alongside non-limited access roads, or on the streets of major American cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. According to a report, some hot dog stands are paying up to $80,000 in rents for prime locations in Manhattan, NY.[1]

In Denmark, hot dog stands are called Pølsevogn (sausage wagons). 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".[2]

In popular culture[edit]

In the US, hot dog carts are also referred as hot dog stand. However, the hot dog stand is normally a semi-permanent structure whereas the hot dog cart is a temporary structure. The health departments use different codes for hot dog stands.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Black Book of Hot Dog Stand
  2. ^ Hot Dog of the Week: Toronto Street Meat, Jan. 16, 2010, Hawk Krall, Serious Eats