You Can Get Free Hot Dogs This Week Thanks To That Heinz 'Dog Sauce' Flap

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Jul 24, 2017 3:02PM

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We're starting to think Chicagoans like arguing about hot dogs more than they actually enjoy consuming them, but if you do put your encased-meat opinions where your mouth is, take note: The mustard folks at Gulden's are in town four days this week to hand out free hot dogs. Yes, they will have mustard; no, they will not have ketchup.

No names are named, but as you might suspect, the so-called "Defend the Dog" giveaway is in light of "the recent Chicago hot dog topping shenanigans," according to Gulden's. That of course would be Heinz's nerve-striking repackaged ketchup Chicago Dog Sauce. You know a brand campaign is doing something right when it starts generating rebuttals.

Anyway, the good thing is, it's led to some free lunch and dinner options for the week ahead. Gulden's will be handing out freebies at the following locations and times:

- Monday: Wiener’s Circle, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday: Chicago Dog House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: America’s Dog, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Thursday: Chubby Wieners, 4 to 7 p.m.​​