National Hot Dog Day 2021 Deals at Nathan's Famous, 7-Eleven and Others

Wednesday, July 21, is National Hot Dog Day—the centerpiece of National Hot Dog Month and a celebration of "one of America's favorite foods," according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

Various venues are offering discounts. Here we look at some of the best National Hot Dog Day deals.

Nathan's Famous

According to the Nathan's Famous Facebook and Twitter accounts, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time on July 21, hot dogs will be available for 5 cents each at participating locations.

The chain, which has been operating since 1916, is also giving away free hot dogs and merchandise from its cart, which will be at the Rockefeller Center in New York City on July 21 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., for an appearance on the Fox & Friends program.

A Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs stand.
Signage at a Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs stand at Pier 39 in San Francisco, pictured in September 2018. Robert Alexander/Getty Images

7-Eleven

The convenience store chain is offering its Quarter-Pound Big Bite hot dog for $1 at select venues, the company said in a statement on Monday.

The offer will be available throughout the month "because July is National Hot Dog Month and when 7-Eleven stores sell the most hot dogs," it added.

7-Eleven is also offering a coupon for a free Slurpee drink through July 31, which is available through the 7Rewards loyalty program on the chain's app.

Robin Murphy, the company's fresh food product director, said: "Big Bite hot dogs and Slurpee drinks are American icons, and while they're enjoyed year-round, summertime is their time to shine."

According to the statement, 7-Eleven sells more than 100 million hot dogs each year.

A hot dog vendor in NYC.
A hot dog vendor seen at the entrance of Central Park in New York City in April. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

McAlister's Deli and Auntie Anne's

NBC's Today has reported that Auntie Anne's Kid's Pretzel Dogs will be offered by the McAlister's Deli chain for a limited time. Prices will vary by location but are reported to start at $2.99 for three hot dogs and $3.99 for five, according to Today.

The chain's website describes the treat as "Auntie Anne's sweet pretzel dough wrapped around a delicious bite-sized hot dog, baked to a golden perfection. Comes with your choice of a side and a Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie."

Wienerschnitzel

The American hot dog chain is offering five chili hot dogs for $5 (plus tax) on July 21 at participating venues.

The offer is for "Original Chili Dogs only." No substitutions are allowed and cheese costs extra. Customers must buy multiples of five to get the sale price.

In a statement on Monday, Doug Koegeboehn, the company's chief marketing officer, said: "We're happy to extend this special deal on National Hot Dog Day so guests have five delicious reasons to celebrate."

Dog Haus

The restaurant chain is offering "a free Haus Dog in-store with app scan, or when you order pickup or delivery through the Dog Haus app" on July 21, according to its Instagram account.

Field Roast

Today also reported that vegan brand Field Roast is offering its Signature Stadium Dog, a plant-based hot dog, free with the purchase of any two Field Roast items at Sprouts Farmers Market locations across the country. Customers could also opt for a $2.99 discount on two packs of Stadium Dogs via the Ibotta app at participating retailers.