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August 19 – October 17, 2021

It’s time to find the biggest Hot Dog fan in all of Chicagoland. The rules are simple: Eat at as many participating Hot Dog Stands as you can for a chance at hot dog greatness. Many will enter. Many will take home prizes. But only one will be crowned the Vienna Beef Top Dog.

No purchase necessary. See contest rules for details.

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1 Grand Prize Winner

Top Dog

Fame. Glory. Chicago Style bragging rights.

Visit more participating Hot Dog Stands than any other contestant to be crowned “Top Dog.” Win and you’ll get four tickets to a VIP entertainment experience, once per month, for a whole year! We’re talking White Sox Scout Seats, Chicago Bears Box Seats, an exclusive Vienna Beef Factory tour and more.

You’ll also receive a snazzy Top Dog t-shirt, a $1,000 gift card and a Top Dog trophy for your mantel.

2nd, 3rd & 4th PLACE

Hot Dog Royalty

Bow down to hot dog greatness.

Winners will receive a catered hot dog party for up to 40 subjects (and friends), a custom mini hot dog cart, a Hot Dog Royalty t-shirt and a delicious-looking Hot Dog Royalty ribbon.

15 Winners

Neighborhood Mayors

Have the most check-ins in one of the 15 different “neighborhoods” at the end of the challenge to be dubbed the Mayor of that neighborhood. Check out the map of Participating Hot Dog Stands to search for stands by neighborhood.

Winners will receive a one-of-a-kind Vienna Beef Mayor t-shirt and 6 pounds of Vienna Beef Franks.

367 Winners

Hot Dog Stand Loyalists

Do you always eat at the same Hot Dog Stand and refuse to go anywhere else? That’s fine too. The contestant that eats at each individual stand more than anyone else will win a Chicago Style Hot Dog Kit.

5 Per Week



Each week, we’ll pick 5 lucky wieners to receive a very fashionable Vienna Beef trucker hat. Just make sure you visit at least 1 Hot Dog Stand during the week to be eligible for the drawing.



Check out the map of Participating Hot Dog Stands and get a Hot Dog in your hands.



Use your device to scan the QR code near the register to add it to your total.



Climb the Hot Dog leaderboard to win awesome prizes and snag the title of Top Dog.

Participating Hot Dog Stands
Hungry for your next Hot Dog? You’ve got literally hundreds of choices. Search for participating Hot Dog Stands by proximity or neighborhood.
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See who's devouring the most Hot Dogs. Leaderboard updates every 10 minutes.

Name # Stands Visited # Check-ins Most-Visited Neighborhood

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