Celebrating National Hot Dog Month, Part 3
Did you know Wrigley Field has the second highest hot dog sales of any major league ballpark? Selling over 1.2 million hot dogs each season, fans travel to Chicago from across the world to experience a Cubs game with a Chicago style hot dog in hand at the Friendly Confines. The famous Chicago dog is topped with mustard and neon relish, then piled high with tomato wedges, sport peppers, diced onion, a dill pickle spear, and a sprinkle of celery salt.
To continue our celebration of National Hot Dog Month, we ventured to Wrigley Field to talk to fans about all things hot dogs – from toppings to favorite memories. Check out some fans’ favorite moments at Wrigley!
What toppings do you like on your hot dog?
“Mustard and onion, it was my dad’s favorite, so it became my favorite.” – Denise
“Ketchup and grilled onion, but I don’t want to make this too political so you can just write grilled onion.” – Julia
“As long as it’s from Wrigley, I’ll eat it.” – Jack
“I’m from Germany so I think I prefer different things. I like onions, mayonnaise, honey mustard, ketchup, and pickles on hot dogs.” – Hans
“Relish, pickles, and mustard are a must!” – David
“I don’t really care, I just eat it.” – Ariana
What are your favorite hot dog and baseball memories?
“My brother’s and my first game was at 2 months old and 10 weeks old, I don’t think we could eat hot dogs then though…” – Gracelene
“My first experience with hot dogs and baseball was actually two years ago when I moved to Chicago, I didn’t go to games much in San Diego. She’s visiting from New York [gestured to Jessica] so we had to go for the classic foot-long Chicago Dog.” – Chance and Jessica
“I grew up going to Padres games, nothing goes together like hot dogs and baseball.” – Aimee
“Every season with the Cubs is the best. This is my third game so far, gotta get a hot dog every time though!” – Elizabeth
After chatting with fans, we found the most popular topping overall was mustard, with the most popular combination being mustard and onions. A close second was ketchup. But, no judgement here, Wrigley Field serves a whopping 3,789 gallons of ketchup each season. It’s a controversial topping in Chicago, but a very popular one overall when it comes to hot dogs.
Fans come from across the world to try a Chicago Dog, so make sure to grab one during your next trip to Wrigley Field!