Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace’s Chicago Dog Wins PETA Top 10 Spot

Ahead of the Fourth of July and National Hot Dog Month, Group Sings Praises of the Most Delicious Vegan Hot Dogs From Sea to Shining Sea

For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2019

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Columbus, Ohio – As people gear up to celebrate the Fourth of July and ahead of National Hot Dog Month, PETA has just released its list of the Top 10 Vegan Hot Dogs of 2019, which are being served at restaurants across the country over the holiday—and Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace‘s Chicago veggie dog is on the list. This award-winning menu item is topped with fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, relish, dill pickles, mustard, and a dash of celery salt.

“Meaty hot dogs are getting their buns kicked by tasty vegan creations such as Dirty Frank’s vegan Chicago dog,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the wieners on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that caring about animals, your arteries, and the planet makes for good eating.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group notes that veggie dogs are lower in fat than traditional hot dogs and contain none of the cholesterol or cancer-causing agents found in their meat-based counterparts—and they spare animals immense suffering. In today’s meat industry, pigs spend their entire lives in cramped, filthy warehouses. Part of piglets’ tails are cut off, and males are castrated without pain relief. At slaughterhouses, the animals are strung up by one leg and their throats are slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.

Dirty Frank’s will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Crispy Cowboy at Phyto’s Vegan Eats in Las Vegas; the Banh Mi Dog from Fauxmaha Hot Dogs in Omaha, Nebraska; and the Coney Carrot Dog at Nosh Pit Detroit. And of course, outstanding vegan hot dog brands are also widely available in grocery stores across the country. To view the complete list, please visit PETA.org or click here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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