Celebrate National Hot Dog Day With FREE Hot Dogs & More!

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Check out the best National Hot Dog Day deals at restaurants and retailers nationwide!

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Relish these National Hot Dog Day deals while you can! 🌭😋

National Hot Dog Day is observed on the third Wednesday in July, which means we will next be meating up on July 29th, 2023 to celebrate! Sorry, our hot dog puns are the wurst. 😅

Many restaurants and retailers recognize this event by offering free hot dogs and other National Hot Dog Day deals. Below, we’ve listed all of 2022’s best offers. Keep checking back, as we will be adding 2023’s new deals and promotions as they’re announced!

These were the HOTTEST National Hot Dog Day deals of 2022:


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Applegate Farms’ gave out coupons for its sustainable Do Good Dogs.

On July 20, 2022, Applegate offered a printable coupon for $4.99 off a six-pack of Do Good Dog hot dogs at Whole Foods Market or Walmart. This coupon was valid through January of 2023 and got you about 70% off your purchase, as the Do Good Dogs had a suggested retail price of $7.49!

If you were in New York City for National Hot Dog Day, Applegate also gave out free Do Good Dogs at the Whole Foods Market in Tribeca. They were served from a 100% battery-powered hot dog cart alongside Primal Kitchen condiments and Spindrift sparkling waters.


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Dog Haus gave away FREE hot dogs!

On National Hot Dot Day 2022, you could score a FREE HAUS DOG on July 20th via a special text offer. Although this deal is over, you can still download the Dog Haus app for other great offers!


Frisch’s Big Boy sold 5¢ hot dogs with the purchase of any burger. 

On July 20th, 2022, you could get an Original Nathan’s hot dog for just 5¢ with the purchase of any burger from Frisch’s Big Boy.


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Hot Dog on a Stick cooked up a hot BOGO deal.

On July 20, 2022, rewards members could redeem a buy one, get one free Original Turkey on a Stick or Veggie on a Stick deal. This promotion was available in-store and online at all participating locations.


Love’s Travel Stops gave away free roller grill item.

In 2022, Love’s partnered with Schwab Meat Co. to give customers a free roller grill item on National Hot Dog Day. This included Schwab’s Finest Hot Dogs, Tornados, Roller Bites, egg rolls, and more. Complimentary toppings were included, too!


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Nathan’s sold 5¢ hot dogs with your full-price hot dog purchase.

On July 20, 2022, you could get a hot dog at Nathan’s Famous for its original 1916 price of just 5¢ with the purchase of a second full-priced hot dog. This offer was valid at participating locations only.


The Original Hot Dog Factory hot dog

The Original Hot Dog Factory gave away free hot dogs – no purchase necessary!

On July 22, 2022, The Original Hot Dog Factory gave away free hot dogs from 12-4 pm at participating locations.


Philly Pretzel Factory had $1 Pretzel Dogs.

Philly Pretzel Factory celebrated National Hot Dog Day with $1 Pretzel Dogs in 2022. This offer was valid on Wednesday, July 20, while supplies last.


2 hot dogs with ketchup and mustard

Pilot Flying J offered a Buy One Get One FREE deal and other awesome giveaways!

If you visited a Pilot or Flying J travel center on National Hot Dog Day 2022, you could score a BOGO deal on hot dogs. They also partnered with Kraft Heinz to offer 10 customers the chance to win a custom-designed cornhole package.


Portillo's Hot Dog

Portillo’s offered FREE delivery, a Crocs giveaway, AND Lollapalooza tix!

In 2022, Portillo’s offered FREE delivery to customers who placed an order through its website. In addition to the delivery deal, Portillo’s also hosted the Rockin’ Crocs Giveaway, where you could win a special pair of limited edition Crocs with a hot dog design.

The fun didn’t stop there! Thanks to Coca-Cola, three lucky individuals who entered the Rockin Crocs contest also won a pair of Lollapalooza tickets! 🎸🎵


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Weinerschnitzel offered a Buy-One-Get-One-FREE deal on its new veggie hot dog!

Through July 31, 2022, Weinerschnitzel offered customers a BOGO deal with the purchase of the company’s new plant-based hot dog. This deal was good for both pick-up and delivery orders!


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Looking for ways to celebrate your love of hot dogs at home?


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About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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Comments 11

  1. ToriSC

    Dimes & dollars – sliced hotdogs baked in a dish with baked beans. No idea why it was called that (70s kid). My mom often added extra chopped onion & you could opt to top with cheese on your plate.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    • Peaches

      I remember this meal. My mom also sliced the hotdogs into mac and cheese – the kind made with Velveeta, milk and butter. I still make that one today only I add peas to it.

      • Kristi

        Peaches….My Mom made us the exact same thing when we were little! Brings back so many memories!😊

  2. jessicabecker

    We’re having crispy dogs!
    One hot dog, 1/4 cheese stick (quartered long ways), in a corn tortillia then air fry for 4 mins

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Ooh! That sounds good too! I may try that! Thanks for commenting!

    • Kristi

      Great idea!!

  3. Wendy

    Nathan’s is celebrating with 5-cent hot dogs, limit 2 per order.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you so much, Wendy! That has been added above! ❤️🤗

  4. markiesluv

    Used the low carb recipe and got rave reviews!! I actually forgot the salt and italian seasoning so I sprinkled salt and everything bagel seasoning on before baking and wow were they loved!! Oh and I also put a piece of munster cheese in them as I rolled them to bake. Thank you for the great idea and recipe for National Hotdog Day! It was fun to have this ready last night when the crew got home!!

    • Nicole (Hip Sidekick)

      Well that certainly sounds delicious, Markiesluv! So glad you were able to improvise and create such a crowd pleaser. I bet they really enjoyed it.

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