Celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 21

Visit Wings Etc. Grill and Pub for a Homewrecker Monster Hot Dog to celebrate National Hot Dog Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 20, 2021)— Hot dogs have been a part of the American diet for well over 100 years and have become a staple of outdoor grilling. Annually, National Hot Dog Day is set for July 21—prime grilling time. To help people celebrate, Wings Etc. put together some hot dog history for guests to mull over while enjoying a Homewrecker Monster Hot Dog.

Hot dogs emerged in America in the late 19th century from German immigrants. With many titles—frankfurter, wiener, dachshund sausages— hot dogs eventually got an Americanized name that stuck thanks to the temperature of the meat and the similar shape they share with the dachshund dog. Franks became especially popular in 20th century America among working-class citizens and were most famously popularized at a stand in Coney Island owned by Nathan Handwerker, creator of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and a subsequent Fourth of July holiday hot dog eating contest.

Hot dogs became so popular in the 20th century that President Franklin D. Roosevelt served them to King George VI of England in 1939 during a state picnic.

Today, hot dogs remain a staple of fairs, backyard barbeques, and baseball games and can be topped with virtually any condiment.

At Wings Etc. Grill & Pub, the 11-inch, half-pound Homewrecker Monster Hot Dog is wondrously huge and comes naked (so you can add your own ketchup or mustard) or topped with chili sauce and nacho cheese. This National Hot Dog Day, stop into your local Wings Etc. to see why we call it the “Homewrecker Monster” Hot Dog.

About the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub Franchise Opportunity

Founded in 1994 by Jim Weaver in the South Bend, Indiana area, Wings Etc. is a family-friendly grill and pub with a diverse menu featuring award-winning jumbo Buffalo wings, 22 signature sauces, fresh- never-frozen gourmet burgers, smoked ribs, sandwiches, subs, wraps, salads, kids meals, over 40 domestic and craft beer selections in bottles and on tap, dozens of large HDTVs tuned to the best sports programming, and a casual, non-corporate-y, laid-back “vibe” that makes people want to just come in and hang out. In addition to its popular sports programming, menu and beverage options, Wings Etc. offers kid-friendly, arcade-quality video games, weekday lunch and food specials, online ordering and much more.

Franchising since 2004, Wings Etc. Grill & Pub has been named one of Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Future Franchises” for three consecutive years and has also been named one of Franchise Gator’s “Top 100 Franchises” for four consecutive years. Wings Etc. continues to grow and succeed by partnering with franchise operators who share the Wings Etc. Vision, Mission and Values, a commitment to building a successful business while helping build stronger communities and people, and to having fun!

Wings Etc. offers single and multiunit franchise options. The initial franchise fee is $39,500, with a $200,000 liquid cash investment, and $500,000 minimum net worth requirement for interested prospects. Wings Etc. offers one of the lowest startup costs and break-even franchise opportunities in the full-service restaurant segment. Priority growth markets include Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Alabama and Florida.

For more information about the Wings Etc. franchise opportunity, visit  www.wingsetcfranchise.com.