Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs is, as its name suggests, the most famous hot dog stand in the country. The story of Nathan’s rise is one of mythic proportions—an inspiration to the New York Food Truck Association and to any American launching a business with only a few dollars in their pockets. Starting as just a single hot dog stand in 1916, the business survived the Great Depression and, throughout the last century, has grown and grown into what it is today: a flourishing chain with several recipes and a spot on the To-Eat list of any visiting tourist. Nathan’s is also the venue for the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, an international event in the world of competitive eating that has led to the stardom of its reigning champion, Joey Chestnut.
A summer in New York is not quite complete without basking in the sun at least once with a delicious hot dog, and although September is creeping on us quickly and the kids are heading back to school, it’s not too late to stop by one of Nathan’s stands or restaurants on a sizzling, scorching day. Have you even been to Coney Island yet? Or the Boardwalk? What are you waiting for? Now is the best time to take a day trip to one of New York’s quintessential summer spots and grab a quintessential summer snack!
With the weather as hot as it is, the season of rooftop parties and picnics is (thankfully) not over yet either. And what’s a better way to enjoy hanging out on your friend’s rooftop then with one of Nathan’s hot dogs? At nathansfamous.com you can find a whole range of mouthwatering recipes, from the classic Deluxe Nacho Dog, a crunchy hot dog drenched in cheese, to the New York Deli Reuben dog, a hot dog topped with Swiss, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing. I can't think of a better way to spend a day off then to spend it whipping up some classic hot dogs for party. I guarantee your friends, and your
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