National Hot Dog Day just got 100 times better.

Because you'll only need 100 pennies to score a hot dog next Wednesday.

I tell ya, five years ago... maybe even two years ago, retaurants did not celebrate pretend food holidays.

Nope. If they had specials like this all the time, we'd all know that National Hot Dog Day is July 19th.

Portillo's is trying to get the holiday to stick with their specisl $1 hot dogs next Wednesday.

As long as you buy other stuff... because let's face it, they can't really just hand out buck dogs and call it a day.

Still a pretty sweet deal if you're a mom who wants a chopped salad with a kid (or husband) who wants a hot dog.

Sorry chili lovers, chili dogs are not included in this 'hot' deal.

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