Hot dog stand

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

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]

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]

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  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" Archived 2014-12-20 at the Wayback Machine. Serious Eats. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  8. ^ Robert Cowart (2000). Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. Que. p. 1194. ISBN 9780789721259.