Toronto has gone through many food trends – and right now the overdressed hot dog trend is in full bloom here.
If you love a good dog covered in all the fixins as much as we do, you’ll want to be at Fancy Franks original location (326 College Street) on Thursday, July 23rd between noon and 6pm.
Their third annual National Hot Dog Day celebration happens in support of Jays Care Foundation – the Toronto Blue Jays foundation that helps support kids who otherwise couldn’t get involved in baseball teams, and builds safe spaces where they can play the game.
They noted the pairing was meant to be, ’cause what goes better with baseball than hot dogs?
National Hot Dog Day is a well known American celebration that Fancy Franks owner Angelos Economopoulos brought up here three years ago – seeing the opportunity to celebrate the community while supporting a worthy cause.
While everyone will receive one free hot dog on the house, all the money received from drink purchases, as well as a portion of the money received from Fancy Franks merch purchases, will go directly to the charity.
They will also have ticketed auctions available throughout the day at all three Fancy Franks locations, to raise additional funds for the charity. Up for grabs will be an autographed Russell Martin jersey, 4 tickets to a Blue Jays regular season game at the Rogers Centre, with the opportunity to attend batting practice on the field pre-game, and a $50 Jays Shop Gift Card. These prizes will all be on display at the original location.
The celebration will also features clowns, a DJ, face painting, and animal balloons, making it the perfect place to take your kids, or to take yourself if you still miss the days of being afraid of clowns.
Mark it in your calendar so you don’t forget. If we know anything, it’s that Torontonians will come out in droves for the rare opportunity to get something for free.