JJ’s Red Hots Unveils 12 Days of Hot Dogs

    Industry News | December 5, 2016

    Twelve dogs are going to each have their day at JJ’s Red Hots this holiday season during the brand’s 4th annual 12 Days of Hot Dogs promotion.

    JJ’s Red Hots, known for its “Dog of the Week” creations, recently challenged its 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 Monday named its 12 finalists.

    Beginning December 7 through Saturday, December 17, 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 2016 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 7

    Andrew Young—Cojita Please

    JJ’s Original Hot Dog (Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dog)

    Charred Poblano Corn, Avocado Mash, Cojita Cheese and Cilantro Lime Crema

    December 8

    Davis Cary—Who Left the Dog Out?

    Roasted Carrot

    JJ’s Chili, Diced Onions and Weber’s Mustard

    December 9

    Sandy Gordon—Tommy Boy

    All Beef Hot Dog

    Shredded Swiss, Bacon, Cole Slaw, and Deli Mustard

    December 10

    Porsche Ross—Broad Street Bully

    All Beef Hot Dog

    Provolone, Sautéed Onions and Peppers, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Rocket Sauce

    December 10

    Desiree Fair—Christmas in Hawaii

    Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dog

    Crushed Pineapple, Picked Red Onion, Peppered Bacon, and Hoisin Drizzle

    December 11

    Eric Lockwood—Donald Scrumptious

    Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dog

    Shredded Cheese, Pimento Cheese, Bacon, Pickled Jalapenos, and Crunchy Cheetos

    December 12

    Ryan Krause—Make America Delicious Again

    Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dog

    Housemade Chorizo Sausage, Grilled Onions, Pepper Jack Scrambled Egg, and Salsa Verde

    December 13

    Rico Renzi—A Dog Walks into a Bar

    Bacon Wrapped Sahlen’s Jumbo All Beef Hot Dog

    Beer Cheese, French’s French Fried Jalapenos, Hot Blonde Mustard, and a Green Olive on a Toothpick

    December 14

    Eric Troutman—Over Porked 

    Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dog

    House Smoked Cheerwine Pulled Pork, Candied Bacon, Fried Onion Straws, Chipotle BBQ Sauce

    December 15

    Bobby Williams—Korea on My Wayward Dog

    Deep Fried All Beef Hot Dog

    Cucumber Kimchi, Gochujang Mayo, Sesame Seeds

    December 16

    Mallory Willink—Castro’s Final Cubano

    Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dog

    Smoked Ham, Shredded Swiss Cheese, Chopped Dill Pickles, and Weber’s Mustard

    December 17

    Rebecca Studtmann—The Sloppy JJ

    All Beef Hot Dog

    Sloppy Joe Filling, Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, French’s Original Crispy Fried Onions, Pickled Jalapenos

    “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 this brand so great.”

    “Who cares about geese a-laying, swans a-swimming and maids a-milking when you have your own Hot Dog for a day?” ask director of marketing and brand development Brandy Newton. “It’s the greatest time of the year and we can’t wait to put as many hot dogs in people’s mouths as possible this holiday season.”

    The 2016 12 Days of Hot Dogs takes place as the JJ’s brand remains on an all-out winning streak, one that began with its inception in 2012.

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