GET YOUR FILL FOR LESS
Franks, wieners, weenies, or red hots — whatever they're called and however they're topped, hot dogs are a perennial favorite of Americans across the country. They're also a classic staple for those on a budget — even when dining out. Hot dogs are often one of the least-expensive options on the menu. In celebration of tubed meats, Cheapism is featuring 25 highly rated hot dog joints that offer a basic dog for $5 or less — in most cases. The result is a mix of classic shacks and shops that have survived for more than a century, along with newcomers that are testing diners' palates with unique flavors and exotic meats.