Here Is Why You Shouldn’t Have A Hot Dog On National Sandwich Day
Today is National Sandwich but there is one "Sandwich" you shouldn't eat today because it is not a sandwich!
If you were thinking about heading to Ted's or Louie's today to grab a hotdog to celebrate National Hotdog Day you might want to wait until tomorrow, because Hot Dogs are not sandwiches!
Yes, I know what you are thinking, a hot dog is a sandwich...it has meat, bread/bun, and toppings. But hot dogs are classified as tacos according to The Washington Post.
Here is their argument;
According to the Cube Rule, there are eight categories of food, each defined by the placement of starch. Use a cube as your guideline for where the bread or starch goes, and it will determine what a food truly is — and whether it is a sandwich. Starch only on the bottom? It’s a toast. Starch on the top and bottom that is not connected is, obviously, a sandwich. But starch on the bottom and two opposing sides is a taco. Therefore, a hot dog is a taco. And, to correct RBG, a sub is also a taco.
The biggest factor in the "Hot Dog is A Taco" debate is the Hot Dog bun. See, if you grab the bun, most times it is open on one side and still connected on the other side. That connection is what makes a Hot Dog not a sandwich but a taco since tacos are meat and fillings on a singular piece of starch...the tortilla. Sandwichs are made with two pieces of bread/buns.
So, based on the starch (Bun) of a hot dog, they would be tacos.
So do you agree?