Dat Dog and NOAHH Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

On July 23, Dat Dog, New Orleans’ premier hot dog house, celebrated National Hot Dog Day by donating $1 to NOAHH for every American Dream Dog sold! The day was a great success at every location across the city, with the American Dream Dog (mustard, relish, and shredded cheese over a traditional hot dog and bun) selling well during the annual celebration of the most American food.

It wasn’t all just hot dogs, however. Their support for NOAHH included hosting volunteer information at their locations and promoting the affiliate. Their enthusiastic staff helped NOAHH all day, and the locations are still handing out information. Their ongoing support is greatly appreciated by our affiliate!

Dat Dog opened on Freret Street in the Shed, but before long, their expanding business brought them to new locations throughout the city. It was started by Skip Murray, a New Orleanian who had moved to the UK a quarter century before, but returned after Hurricane Katrina, bringing his Real American Hot Dog stand idea with him. Setting up as Dat Dog, a restaurant that mixed local cuisine, classic hot dogs, and a litttle gourmet twist, Murray and his partners were at the forefront of the revitalization of Freret Street and a significant part of the recovering New Orleans landscape.