Why This Is the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog

Why This Is the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog

Hot dogs are making a lot of headlines lately. First, there was this man who proposed to his girlfriend with 1,001 of them. Now, the world's most expensive hot dog has been named by the Guinness Book of World Records. There's no ketchup and mustard here.

This dog hails from Tokyo Dog in Seattle, and will set you back $169. Why, you ask? Because this smoked cheese bratwurst is crowned with butter-teriyaki grilled onions, maitake mushrooms, wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, caviar and Japanese mayo. It's sitting in a brioche bun too, which indicates that this dog really is no slouch.

According to the Guinness World Records site, Tokyo Dog had to sell one of the hot dogs in a "legitimate business transaction" in order to win the coveted title. The creators went ahead and sold six in one day, securing the honor, and raising $1,014 which they donated to the American Red Cross.

If you're eager to try one of these hot dogs (and are willing to shell out $169 for a taste), they're available for special events, but you have to call two weeks in advance.

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