In honor of the big day for tube-steak, lots of places are offering you a great deal on dogs today.

I'd love to hit you with a couple of paragraphs on the origins, hidden meanings, and fun facts about National Hot Dog Day--but there really aren't any.

Let's just get to the joints offering up deals (some restaurants are not local, but I really have no idea where you're reading this, so here's the lot):

Portillo’s: Through Sunday, get two Portillo’s hot dogs for $5. Not valid on jumbo hot dogs, polish sausages or Italian sausages. While supplies last.

Sonic Drive-In: The chain's Chili Cheese and All American Hot Dogs are $1 at participating locations Wednesday. Corn dogs also are 99 cents during Happy Hour from 2 to 4 p.m. daily.

Dog Haus: Get a free hot dog Wednesday by downloading the Dog Haus Rewards App and then registering for the program. This deal is for new app users and dine-in only, while supplies last.

7-Eleven: Big Bite hot dogs are $1 Wednesday at the convenience store chain.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar: The Great Hambino, which combines a beef patty with a hot dog, is $5 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday during happy hour.

Hot Dog on a Stick: This chain is celebrating National Hot Dog Day on July 23, according to a news release. On Monday, get a free spicy stick item with any lemonade purchase.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: From 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, hot dogs are 99 cents each, limit two and dine-in only, for members of the My Hwy 55 Rewards Program. To get the deal, the company says you have to download the app before Wednesday and you also will get a coupon for a free milkshake for downloading.

Kwik Trip: Through Thursday, corn dogs are $1.

Love's Travel Stops: Get a free hot dog or roller grill item with a coupon that will be posted on Love's Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

Pilot Flying J: With the myPilot app Wednesday, get a coupon for a free hot dog or roller grill item.

Wienerschnitzel: Get five Original Chili Dogs for $5 at participating locations Wednesday. Also find coupons at www.wienerschnitzel.com/specials.

According to JJ’s Red Hots, which has featured more than 350 toppings on its hot dogs since 2012, these are the top toppings in order of preference:

  1. Mustard
  2. Chili
  3. Relish
  4. Sauerkraut
  5. Onions
  6. Cheese
  7. Bacon
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Salsa
  10. Ketchup  (the scratching out of ketchup is an editorial comment by me)

I believe Inspector Harry Callahan of the SFPD put it best: