It's National Hot Dog Day—Here's Where You Can Score a Free One

Hot dog! Here's where to celebrate National Hot Dog Day without cooking.

Young boy taking bite of hot dog at barbecue
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It's National Hot Dog Day. Yes, it's a thing, and it's worth celebrating.

That said, it's also blistering hot in many parts of the U.S.—and the world, actually. Standing outside by a sizzling grill while you also sizzle in the sun may not be on your to-do list today. You can still indulge in a delicious hot dog, though. Some chain restaurants are serving up delicious deals, and others are even giving out free hot dogs. Here's where to get your fill.

Dog Haus

If you're part of the Haus Hookup rewards program, consider yourself hooked up. This spot, known for its gourmet hot dogs, burgers, and sausages, is giving away free hot dogs to anyone signed up for the rewards program. Not signed up? You can do it today and still score this deal. Simply show the cashier the mobile coupon, which is good for one free hot dog per person.

Frisch's Big Boy

Can't decide between burgers and hot dogs? Even though it's National Hot Dog Day, you don't have to. Order a burger from this popular breakfast-and-burger joint and get a hot dog for a nickel.

Hot Dog on a Stick

Participating Hot Dog on a Stick locations are having a buy-one-get-one promotion for the holiday, and vegetarians are welcome. Rewards members who purchase an Original Turkey or Veggie on a stick can grab a second one for free.

Nathan's Famous

The quintessential hot dog maker is obviously celebrating today with a throwback promotion. Folks can purchase hot dogs for 5 cents, which was the original price of the now-famous hot dogs when Nathan's cracked opened its doors and grill in 1916. Two hot dogs per order. Participating locations only.

Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

This deal isn't nationwide, so people in South Carolina and Illinois should consider themselves lucky. Kraft Heinz is partnering with Pilot Flying J to bring the famous Oscar Meyer Weinermobile and a BOGO deal on dogs today. Redeem the offer in the myRewardsTM Plus app. People can also enter to win a custom cornhole board on Facebook.

Philly Pretzel Factory

Celebrate hot dogs with a twist. Philly Pretzel Factory is doling out pretzel dogs for a buck and every store and Walmart location. Stores within transportation and entertainment venues aren't participating.


You could argue that every weekend is National Hot Dog weekend in the summertime when cookouts are a regular affair. Rastelli's is offering people a chance to keep the celebration going. Enter the code DOGDAYS15 when ordering an Original Round Dog or Wagyu Hot Dogs online at and get 15% off. The fine print: It's only valid on July 20th and can't be used with any other offer.

The Original Hot Dog Factory

The Original Hot Dog Factory is serving up a second helping of National Hot Dog Day. Procrastinators, rejoice. Instead of celebrating today, this chain is offering free hot dogs at all U.S. joints from 12-4 p.m. on Friday, July 22.


People who can stand the heat should consider heading to Wienerschnitzel, where they can get four chili dogs for $4. Today only.

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