Celebrating National Hot Dog Day, the Brockton Rox (independent; Can-Am League) sold not one, but two $80 hot dogs, breaking the Guinness world record for the Most Expensive Hot Dog during the team’s game against the Newark Bears on Saturday evening.
The K-O Dog, named in honor of the club’s mascot and retailing for $80, was sold to Louis Glanz of Windsor, Conn., shortly after the gates opened, and was one of two K-O Dogs sold during the game. The half-pound all beef foot long hot dog is deep fried and rolled in truffle oil, then coated with porcini dust, sprinkled with white truffle shavings, and topped with dollops of creme fraiche, caviar and fresh roe. The dog is served in a blini roll, and will be on sale at the concession stands throughout the 2011 season.
“We’re thrilled that we were able to set this mark,” Rox president Mike Canina said. “Between the new record, the free traditional hot dogs given to the first 1,000 fans through the gates, and appearances by Troy Brown and Ayla Brown, it was a great night to be at Campanelli Stadium.”
The previous record was set by the Foot Long Haute Dog, which sold for $69 at Serendipity 3 in New York City and was introduced on July 23, 2010.
With the hot dog now officially sold, the final paperwork will be submitted to the Guinness World Records offices in London, England, for inclusion in the world record database.
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