Britain cannot get enough of hot dogs, according to a recent survey which reveals that franks showed up on 191% more menus this past year. Yes, hot dogs are the No. 14 food in terms of menu presence, putting them ahead of traditional British favorite fish & chips, reports Burger Business.
Meanwhile, burgers remain the most common item on British menus, but their growth has slowed.
Brits seem focused on making their dogs seem posh by using fancy names like “The Scottie Dog,” and incorporating healthier ingredients and international influence. Our favorite example is “The Slumdog Millionaire” at Dogs N Dough in Manchester, which includes Bombay-style potatoes, tikka masala, and raita.
On this side of the ocean, we stick to the classics. If David Cameron were to ask us, we would give him some advice for Britain on the best ways to go about making the perfect dog.
Here are some of our favorite regional hot dog specialties.
The Sonoran Dog
Ingredients: Mesquite-smoked bacon, beans, onions, tomatoes, mayo, cream, mustard, salsa
Popular in: The Southwest
The NY System Hot Weiner
Ingredients: Pork dog seasoned with paprika, cumin, allspice, and chili powder
Popular in: Rhode Island
The Oki Dog
Ingredients: Two dogs, a tortilla, pastrami, and chili
Popular in: West Hollywood
The Surf and Turf Dog
Ingredients: Hot dog and fishcake, in the same bun
Popular in: Philadelphia
The Seattle-style Dog
Ingredients: One dog, split in half, with cream cheese and grilled onions
Popular in: Washington
[via Burger Business]