Industry News | December 5, 2016

JJ’s Red Hots Unveils 12 Days of Hot Dogs

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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