Ever wondered why it’s called Hot Dog? Here it is, the word Hot Dog was coined in 1901 at the New York Polo Grounds on a cold April day. Vendors were hawking hot dogs from portable hot water tanks shouting, “They’re red hot! Get your dachshund sausages while they’re red hot!” On seeing this, A New York journal sport cartoonist, Tad Dorgan observed the scene and hastily drew a cartoon of barking dachshund sausages nestled warmly in rolls.
There you go that’s how the name hotdog evolved. Sausages are one of the oldest form of processed food. Frankfurt-Am-Main, Germany is traditionally credited with originating the Frankfurter. However some popular sausages like “dachshund sausage” was created in the late 1600’s by Johann Georghehner, a butcher, living in Coburg, Germany.