Industry News | December 11, 2017

JJ’s Red Hots Announces ‘12 Days of Hot Dogs’ Finalists

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Twelve dogs are going to each have their day at JJ’s Red Hots this holiday season during the brand’s 5th annual 12 Days of Hot Dogs series.

JJ’s, featured earlier this year on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network and famous for serving Charlotte’s best hot dogs and hand-crafted artisanal sausages is also known for its outrageous ‘Dog of the Week’ creations. Charlotte’s Hot Dog King recently challenged its friends and fans to submit their most creative Hot Dog for a chance to be featured for a day at the JJ’s Ballantyne and Dilworth locations. After evaluating hundreds of submissions and judging on dog toppings and dog name creativity, the management team of the Charlotte’s favorite Hot Dog and Sausage joint today named its 12 Finalists.

Beginning today through December 22, each finalist has one day to promote and sell his or her Hot Dog. One winner, based on most hot dogs sold for that day, will win a $150 Amazon Gift Card and have bragging rights for one year that their Hot Dog ruled its respective day and the 2017 holiday season in the Queen City.  The finalists, their dog name, their day to sell and the toppings each chose, include the following (images of all of the dogs are available upon request):

December 11: THE SLOPPY DOG

Shannon McCauley

All Beef Sahlen’s Hot Dog, Manwich, Mac & Cheese, Tater Tots, Sprinkle of Cayenne

December 12: THE REGGAE RED HOT

Corinna Houston

Charred Pineapple, Black Beans, Pepper Jack Cheese, Cilantro Lime Crema, Jamaican Jerk Sauce

December 13: ITALIAN STALLION

Maurice Bryan

Pretzel Bun, All Beef Sahlen’s Hot Dog, Seasoned Italian Potatoes, Shredded Parmesan & Provolone, Sautéed Peppers & Onions, Spicy Mustard

December 14: THE QCD #queencitydog

Andy Love

Cheerwine Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, Ogre Sauce, Hush Puppy

December 15: DONT WORRY BRIE HAPPY

Andrea McClain

Caramelized Onions, Brie, Sautéed Mushrooms, Balsamic Drizzle

December 16: PERRO QUESO DIP

Juan Gonzales

All Beef, Chorizo Sausage, Salsa Con Queso, Cilantro, Pickled Jalapenos

December 17: BREAKFAST WITH BAE

Bryan Torres

Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Tater Tots, Maple Syrup

December 18: SOUTHERN POUTINE DOG

Christine Ducar

Gravy, Fries, Cheese Curds, Pulled Pork

December 19: NASHVILLE HOT DOG

Vinny Aukskalnis

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog, Nashville HOT Pulled Chicken, Red BBQ Coleslaw, Deep Fried Pickles, Rocket Sauce

December 20: THE COBB DOG

Haley Best

Avocado, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Hard Boiled Eggs, Tomato Slices, Vinaigrette Drizzle

December 21: BLUE JAMMY HAMMY

Natalie Oriol

Caramelized Onions, Crispy Chopped Prosciutto, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Fig Jam Drizzle

December 22: THE BOSTON TERRIER

Davis Cary

Boston Baked Beans, Beer Queso, Shredded Roast Beef, Crumbled Cape Cod Chips

“This promotion gets better every year and it’s great to see everyone get excited about this,” says JJ’s proprietor Jonathan Luther. “It’s our favorite promotion of the year because it involves our friends and fans, who are really what makes JJ’s Red Hots so great.”

“We always love getting our community involved to develop Hot Dog creations that we’ve never done before, ones that taste great and having a catchy name doesn’t hurt either,” said JJ’s chief brand officer Brandy Newton. “And most importantly, will the fine folks of Charlotte cancel all other plans to get to JJ’s to try these awesome Hot Dogs.”

 

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