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National Hot Dog Day brings free franks to Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 18, 2014

Hot Dog Day TorontoNational Hot Dog Day in Toronto is a relatively new invention, though similar celebrations have taken place since as early as the 1970s south of the border. Our homegrown version was started by Fancy Franks, who will once again carry the torch in support of SickKids charities on July 23rd. The promotion runs at Fancy Franks College St. location between 12-7pm on the patio, where guests will be entitled to one free dog.

Piggybacking on Fancy Franks' efforts, Craft Dogs will also be giving away some free dogs next Saturday, though only for the first 50 who show up.



vellocet / July 18, 2014 at 11:24 am
How can it be "National" Hot Dog Day in "Toronto"? Shouldn't it be National Hot Dog Day in Canada?
Michael replying to a comment from vellocet / July 18, 2014 at 11:33 am
Stop complaining and go get a free Hot Dog....dork
the cheef replying to a comment from vellocet / July 18, 2014 at 11:46 am
its also natnl hot dawg day in edmonton and also in nunavut and also in torotno, if ur gonna correct something dont correct something tats already right
MP replying to a comment from vellocet / July 18, 2014 at 01:14 pm
"Municipal Hot Dog Day" just doesn't have the same ring to it though...
Danielle replying to a comment from Michael / July 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Well said, sir. Well said.
Vickie / July 18, 2014 at 10:57 pm
A hotdog is synonymous with summer and can taste rather yummy however it is not exactly healthy cuisine and so I find it ironical that it is in support of "sick kids" hospital. Eat carcinogenic food in support of what exactly? Adding patients to the roster at sick kids?
Dr. Avi Liemann / July 19, 2014 at 07:37 am
Hot dogs are not nutritious. Theyre a leading cause of obesity in children. The average hot dog has over 300 calories, saturated fats and 4x the daily recommended sodium intake. This is all before the bun and condiments. Sick Kids has a twisted sense of humour to raise money throgh the sales of unhealthy food. Whats next Sick Kids? A $1 from every cigarette pack to your charity?
Rob replying to a comment from Vickie / July 21, 2014 at 01:51 pm
How dare those evil hot dog salesmen support a good cause!
Dr. Vee / July 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm
A turd is a turd is a turd whether ice cream covered with a cherry on top or called a hotdog. Crap is still crap by any other name in the dictiary. "Would you like some it? It's been flavoured and tastes super, besides it's juuust a wee bit, so let's live a little and simply eat dog shit.... Common it's summer after all. "
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