Why the hot dog bun is the best friend you never knew you had
What would life be without the hot dog bun? Despite the fact that it has become an American symbol of culinary joy, its other functions have been taken for granted. Until now.
Here are some reasons why the hot dog bun is the best friend you never knew you had:
It keeps you clean. Have you ever eaten spaghetti and watched in horror as some sauce fell onto your favorite white pants? Or stabbed your fork into a salad only to wind up with dressing on your top? The hot dog bun soaks up your runnier condiments, preserving their flavor while also protecting your clothes.
It conserves your food. Without a bun, how would your relish and onions stay in place? Here’s a hint: They wouldn’t – they would just fall to the ground, and eventually be devoured by a colony of happy ants.
It saves you time and money. Hot dog buns provide a cushiony layer for your hands so you don’t need to go buy silverware, and they make it super easy to eat without a plate. Think about it: If you only ate hot dogs, you’d never have to do the dishes, or even own dishes at all.
It keeps you safe. A fresh-off-the-grill hot dog is extremely hot to the touch – and we can all agree that weekend cookouts are better without burnt hands. Thankfully, you have a true friend in the hot dog bun, who is making the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect your flesh.