Okay. I confess that I didn’t know that there was a right way and a wrong way to eat a hot dog! However, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, there is! So with that being said, let’s go over the proper rules for hot dog consumption:
•Only sesame seed, poppy seed, and plain buns should be served;
•Only use your hands to eat hot dogs. No utensils;
•Paper plates and everyday dishes are used. No fine china;
•Condiments on fingers should be licked off, not washed off.
•Dress the hot dog with condiments on the dog, not on the bun;
•Condiments should be used in the following order: mustard first, then relish and onions followed by salt and pepper. Ketchup should be reserved for those over the age of 18;
•Paper napkins are preferable to cloth napkins;
•Five bites should finish off a dog. Seven bites for a foot long one;
•Eat all the bun. No pieces should be left on the paper plate;
•Always send a thank you note after a hot dog barbecue. It keeps with the unpretentious nature of hot dogs;
•Never bring or drink wine. Only beer, soda, lemonade, and tea are acceptable;
•There is never a bad time to eat a hot dog!
There you have it. Now go enjoy a hot dog!