about us

The American Hotdog Company is a family run business which started on the Sunshine Coast.

Drew’s love affair with hotdogs began as a child in America. Growing up in Minnesota and taking family vacations around the country exposed him to traditional hotdogs throughout the US. It also helped that his favourite uncle had a traditional hotdog cart on the streets of New York City!! The dogs that resonated closely with him due to their amazing flavours were The Coney Island, The New Yorker, The Chicago and The L.A dog.

On moving to Australia in 2011 Drew wanted to share these traditional flavours with the country he now calls home.

The distinctive mobile food truck is a modern take on the traditional cart that you’d find on the footpaths of New York City. Boasting a superior interpretation of the universally loved roadside snack, the wholesome traditional ingredients you’ll find here are second to none. Choose from a selection of flavours with homemade sauces and packaged up in a scrumptious bun with fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers.

We hope you share the love for dogs as much as we do.

Background

OUR DOGS

While the hot dog's precise history may never be known, perhaps it is this mystery that adds to the hot dog's mystique and has helped the hot dog maintain its position as one of America's favorite foods!

The Coney Island Dog

Many claim the title of being the originator of this fantastically simple, yet loaded with flavour hot dog. Known for its chilli sauce, best sources say this dog really took off when lunch counters in Detroit, Michigan were selling out daily due to the early auto industry bursting with workers

This dog is loaded with homemade chilli ground beef sauce and topped with shredded cheese. Guaranteed to be a bit messy…

The New Yorker

It started at Ellis Island in New York with immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s moving to Manhattan where European sausage makers, especially Germans, Austrians, Poles, and especially Jews from all over Europe, brought their skills and recipes and started life on a shoestring selling Frankfurt and Vienna sausages on street corners and in butcher shops.

An all-beef frank wrapped with a snappy natural casing, dressed with spicy brown mustard, sauerkraut, and homemade sweet onion sauce.

The L.A. Dog

There’s no question that if you’ve been to any event in LA, as you left you smelled one: the sweet, savory aroma of a bacon-wrapped hot dog sold on the street, covered in grilled onions, peppers (capsicum) and jalapeno’s, drizzled in mustard, ketchup and mayo…an unusual array of toppings, unlike the standard American dog. Sometimes referred to as the Danger dog this dog is a more modern take on the original street food

The Chicago Dog

The history began with street cart hot dog vendors during the hard times of the Great Depression. Money was scarce, but business was booming for these entrepreneurs who offered a delicious hot meal on a bun for only a nickel. The famous Chicago Style Hot Dog was born!

The pickle lover’s dog is covered with a wonderful combination of toppings: yellow mustard, bright green relish, juicy red tomato wedges, a pickle spear, and a dash of celery salt.

Where to find the American Hot Dog Co

  • Markets
    • Havana Nights (Peregian Springs)
    • Timari Village Markets (Pacific Paradise)
    • Nights on Ocean (Maroochydore)
    • Caloundra Street Fair (Caloundra)
  • Festivals
    • Pontiac Nationals
    • Chevy Nationals Warwick, Sept 23
    • Hot Rod and Rockabilly Rumble
    • Beach Carnivale, Maroochydore, Sept 21-22nd
    • Earnshaw Festival, Oct 14th
    • Nambour Twilight Carols, Dec 9th
    • Caloundra Twilight markets Sept 15th, 22nd, and 29th
    • Ignite Chilli Festival, Nov 25th
  • Catering
    • Ask us about catering options today.

Get In Touch

If you would like to know more about events, markets, or any of our products, please get in touch.

E: theamericanhotdogco@gmail.com

P: Drew  0448 441 728

Instagram: @theamericanhotdogco