National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies

As the Chicago-style hot dog - a tentpole of the city's identity - turns 125, the sixth annual Chicago Hot Dog Fest rolls into Lincoln Park next month.

Love's Travel Stops has announced that they'll be celebrating National Hot Dog Day with a giveaway.

Sonic Drive-In: $1 All American Dogs or Chili Cheese Coneys on Wednesday by texting DOG to 876642.

Will you be daring enough to try the grand slam of all hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day? You would be hard-pressed to find a cookout where hot dogs were not on the grill.

At 7-Eleven, you can get a $1 Big Bite hot dog at participating 7-Eleven locations across the United States.

To celebrate the holiday, Hwy 55 is offering hot dogs for only 99 cents today when you download the My Hwy app. Dine-in only, while supplies last for new users at participating locations.

Philly Pretzel Factory: Pretzel dogs are $1 Wednesday and the first 100 people at each location get a card for a $1 pretzel dog each day in August. There are a number of ways to get a free or cheap hot dog on National Hot Dog Day.

Portillo's: Through Sunday, get two Portillo's hot dogs for $5. Corn dogs also are 99 cents during Happy Hour.

  • Delores Daniels