World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog

Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, Calif., plans to break the world record for the most expensive hot dog ever sold

Hot dog sells for $145,49

Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, Calif., has decided it’s time to play with the big dogs.

May 31 at 1:30 p.m., owner Mike Brown plans to break the official Guinness world record for the most expensive hot dog ever sold. 

This oversized dog will set adventurous diners back $145.49, with the previous record set at $100 by a Canadian hot dog stand, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

The hot dog, called the “California Capitol City Dawg,” will consist of a three-quarter-pound, 18-inch, all-beef premium frank made in Chicago; topped with ultra-expensive moose cheese from Sweden; white truffle butter (spread and grilled) on a specially prepared foccacia roll;whole grain mustard from France; and all-natural bacon from New Hampshire steeped in maple syrup. 

"This truly gourmet hot dog is done right and priced right," Brown said. "I put a lot of time and thought into the recipe, and with the help of others created what I think is the most original and one of a kind hot dogs in the world."

Retail Radio is supporting the event, and all proceeds from each hot dog sold will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California. 

"I invite the community to come out and support this unique opportunity to see a Guinness world record be broken,” Brown said. "I am very proud to bring the record back to the USA and to the city of Sacramento. Coming off a great American holiday, and heading into our nations summertime hot dog season, I can't think of a more appropriate time to win this challenge."

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