Back on the Road | July 2018
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Is a Hot Dog Day a Sandwich Day?

National Hot Dog Day is quickly approaching on Wednesday, July 18. Obviously, the question on everyone’s minds is “Is this sandwich day or not?” The word sandwich is defined as “an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or other fillings between them, eaten as a light meal.” By definition a hot dog bun, while it can be ripped into two pieces, is only one piece of bread. But then this raises the question: What about a hoagie or sub bun? Those pieces of bread are usually connected on one side like a hot dog bun but we refer to them as a hoagie sandwich or a sub sandwich. So why is the debate always about hot dogs?

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