Question by  Pefog (17)

Is there a difference between franks and hot dogs?


Answer by  Heloise (397)

Not really. Some people consider "hot dog" refers to the sausage AND the bun, with the sausage on its own being called a frankfurter. But mostly the terms are interchangeable.


Answer by  Advisor (1032)

No, the terms have been interchangable for many decades. Franks are commonly cut up hotdogs added to other dishes such as baked beans (franks and beans), collard greens and macaroni and cheese to add flavor. Some packaged hot dogs are referred to as franks; in fact some even have the word in their brand name. They are the same food.


Answer by  Ssally (191)

The main difference is the name - and likely that is connected to the region of the country. "Frank" is really short for "Frankfurter" - referring to a region in Germany, where hotdogs purportedly originated.


Answer by  BillT (172)

No these are really the same thing. A frank or frankfurter is the meat or weiner. Traditionally these are served on a bun or bread and become a hot dog. But most people use all these terms interchangeably. If someone asks you to bring the franks to a party they will probably have the buns though.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

Nope. The hot dog is another name for the frankfurter, which typically gets abbreviated to franks. They all taste great with mustard.

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