Pedestrians pass a Nathan's Famous hot dog Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Photograph by Frank Franklin II β€” AP
By Benjamin Snyder
July 23, 2015

It’s National Hot Dog Day, as part of National Hot Dog Month, and Nathan’s is taking the time to demand none other than a hot dog emoji. Naturally.

The Coney Island-hot dog maker went so far as to tweet its consternation over the lack of an icon on the popular texting feature. “The world cannot live on πŸ” and πŸ• and 🍟 alone. Give us #HotDogEmoji. Share to show your support!”

The timing, of course, is impeccable with the national holiday on Thursday. Fun fact: “In 2014, consumers spent more than $2.5 billion on hot dogs in U.S. supermarkets,” according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.

 

It continued, “During peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period.”

Nathan’s then tweeted out a YouTube video in which throngs of people express their passionate desire for the American meat product. It’s only 15 seconds long, but it certainly gets the point across.

Check out the video here:

https://youtu.be/tQnqZN3D2-k

The world cannot live on πŸ” and πŸ• and 🍟 alone. Give us #HotDogEmoji. Share to show your support! https://t.co/tcVMyNb87Z

— Nathan's Famous (@originalnathans) July 23, 2015

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