Those seemingly basic sausages aren't just blank canvases awaiting hot dog toppings.. Hot dogs have been synonymous with summer for as long as we can remember and probably well before that. Hot dogs are among America’s most popular foods, but consumer surveys indicate that many hot dog lovers aren’t sure how they are made and why some ingredients included on the label are used. Hot dogs … But what's in a hot dog? The humble hot dog … Hot dogs are one of the greatest American foods. If there's a BBQ happening, hot dogs are undoubtedly also going to be on the menu. Bonus Hot Dog Facts The name "frankfurter" comes from the fact that a popular hot dog-like sausage was originally made in Frankfurt Germany (Frankfurter meaning "of Frankfurt"). They're perfect in their simplicity: savory sausages in buns. Hot dogs have long been a favorite target among hardcore vegans and your woke friends with the more refined palates, who would never think of "poisoning their bodies" with such a heavily processed amalgamation of animal parts. Hot dogs are made …