National Hot Dog Day 2012 – Shake Shack Shack-cago Dog – Photo of the Day

In case you missed it, today was National Hot Dog Day 2012. Tons of photos were uploaded online of this popular food item in America. I posted this photo of a Shake Shack Shack-cago Dog and it received many likes on both the Droolius Instagram and Facebook page. With such a good response, I figured it was worthy of a Photo of the Day here on the blog.

Interesting fact: Shake Shack’s history says it “sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan.” I had no idea, I always assumed burgers, but Shake Shack knows hot dogs too.


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Shake Shack Shack-cago Dog – A Flat-Top dog, split and griddled crisp, with Rick’s Picks Shack relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt and mustard.

The Shack-cago Dog is Shake Shack’s take on a classic Chicago style hot dog. It’s a good play on the Chicago style hot dog and hits all of the basic flavors with it’s toppings. Shake Shack is obviously famous for their burgers, but their “Flat-Top Dogs” are great too. With a few variations of toppings and a “Design Your Own Dog” option, it’s worth a try on any visit.

The Shack-cago Dog above was ordered at the South Beach Miami location near Lincoln Road and Shake Shack recently opened a new location in Coral Gables, FL. This popular New York eatery is expanding in various locations on the East Coast. Maybe they will even open a location in Orlando one day or in city near you. Any takers on a Shake Shack in your city? Leave a comment below and let them know where you want a Shake Shack next.

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So, how did you celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2012? Did you go to your favorite hot dog joint or did you create your own hot dog with favorites toppings at home? Leave a comment and let me know how you celebrated or how you like to put together your favorite hot dog creation…

Words and photos by Julius Mayo Jr.
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  • Darn! I didn’t know it was hot dog day! We had soup and broiled tomatoes. Hotdogs would have been sooo much yummier. Maybe I’ll celebrate belatedly by having hotdogs today.

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