Retailers Roll Out National Hot Dog Day Specials

NATIONAL REPORT — Convenience store retailers are rolling out hot deals in honor of National Hot Dog Day on July 19.

For starters, Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J is giving guests one free hot dog or roller grill menu item of their choice from July 19 though July 26. This offer can be redeemed by displaying the online coupon available at or at Pilot Flying J's Facebook page at the time of purchase in-store.

"Whether you prefer the classic taste of an all-beef hot dog with your choice of toppings or choose to get more adventurous with a delicious tamale, eggroll or other menu item from the roller grill, Pilot Flying J has a number of great-tasting options to make your National Hot Dog Day custom to your preference," said Shannon Johnson, vice president of food innovation for Pilot Flying J. "We're thrilled to ring in one of our favorite holidays with our guests for a week-long celebration."  

Pilot Flying J features all-beef Oscar Mayer hot dogs at more than 500 locations, and the roller grill menu includes a variety of other crave-able options at select locations, including:

  • Jalapeno Cheese Hot Dogs
  • Cheese Smokies 
  • Cheeseburger Links
  • Tornados
  • Chicken Rollerbites
  • Tamales
  • Eggrolls

The National Hot Dog Day promotion at participating Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers is valid for customers in the United States and Canada from 12:01 a.m. on July 19 to 11:59 p.m. on July 26. No purchase is required. There is a one-coupon, per-customer, per-day limit while supplies last.

Pilot Flying J operates more than 650 travel centers in North America.

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is also serving up deals for National Hot Dog Day, partnering with Schwab Meat Co. to celebrate on Wednesday. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., customers can receive a free Schwab’s Finest Hot Dog by accessing a barcode for their free hot dog or roller grill item on Love's official Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.  

“Love’s and Schwab have a long-standing partnership of offering quality products in Love’s stores. The two companies wanted to partner in a way that would thank Customers for their loyalty over the years. We’re thankful to have such great partners like Schwab who value our Customers like we do,” said Mark Romig, director of merchandise for Love’s.

One coupon per transaction at participating Love's locations is permitted. A list of all locations is available on the company's website.

Based in Oklahoma City, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has more than 400 locations in 41 states. 

Louisville, Ky.-based Thorntons is running a Dollar Dog Day promotion on National Hot Dog Day. On July 19, Thorntons' Refreshing Rewards members are eligible for $1 Johnsonville hot dogs.

Thorntons has 185 convenience stores in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida.