What is Dogtoberfest?

Football season is here, and what goes better with football than a delicious, hot off the grill, hot dog? According to a survey commissioned by RaceTrac, three in four Americans believe hot dogs are an essential part of sporting event tailgating.* Whoa! So what is Dogtoberfest? Well, RaceTrac tells me that their customers consume about 1.7 million pounds of hot dogs every year. That’s a lot of hot dogs friends. And since hot dogs are such big deal, RaceTrac is celebrating all things roller grill with its first-ever Dogtoberfest promotion including a declaration of the hot dog as the official Fall tailgating food with a chance to win a trip for two to Coney Island to judge the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship.

On November 19th, the brand will be celebrating its roller grill line up, including Nathan’s 100% Premium All Beef Hot Dogs, sausages, the limited-time Guinness Beer Brat, delicious taquitos and tamales, and of course, its unlimited toppings bar! So what kind of hot dog can you actually make?

What is Dogtoberfest?

Roller Grill

• The roller grill is one of RaceTrac’s largest food service categories. Quality, variety and value have driven year-over-year growth in this category for the past five years and continues.


Most popular items:

  • Nathan’s Famous 100-percent Premium All Beef Hot Dog: our number-one seller and a great source of protein for anytime of day!
  • Tamales: unique to RaceTrac, traditional corn husk-wrapped and stuffed with seasoned pork
  • Taquitos: battered and fried tortillas filled with meats, cheeses and delicious spices
  • Roller bites: breaded chicken product in such flavors as Monterrey Jack and Buffalo

RaceTrac introduces limited time offer (LTO) products on the grill on a quarterly basis to help keep the offer fresh and fun – including our current LTO: the Guiness Beer Brat.

All roller grill items can be topped with old favorites like ketchup and mustard, or mixed up with new additions like onions, jalapenos and nacho cheese from our expanded toppings bar.


Roller grill Toppings Bars across all markets include Sauerkraut, sliced jalapeños, banana peppers, salsa, jalapeño pickles, sour cream, diced onions, ketchup, mustard, nacho cheese, nacho chili.

My perfect hot dog combo.


I am not too fancy of a hot dogger. I like some relish, banana peppers, mustard and ketchup. However, I love jalapeño-cheese dog. Sooo good! So that with those toppings. A juicy bite of hot dog heaven!




It’s Dogtoberfest – Let the Best Dog Win!

This fall, RaceTrac is celebrating all things roller grill with its first-ever Dogtoberfest promotion. During the month of Dogtoberfest (October 19 – November 19) the RaceTrac team will be on a mission to find the most passionate hot dog connoisseur to dub the Duke of Dogtoberfest.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Show us what you’re rollin’ with!

We’re calling for all hot dog lovers to submit their most creative Dogtoberfest hot dog creation for a chance to win a trip to serve as a guest judge at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Championship on July 4, 2018.  In addition to the grand prize, one person will be randomly selected each week for a $100 RaceTrac gift card to spend on as many roller grill items you can get your hands on!

Become the Duke of Dogtoberfest AND WIN in 3 steps:

  1. Grab a Nathan’s hot dog off the roller grill and create your perfect topping combination
  2. Post a photo of your hot dog creation to Instagram or Twitter
  3. Follow @RaceTrac + Tag @RaceTrac + #Dogtoberfest + #contest

For more information on the Duke of Dogtoberfest contest, including eligibility and official rules, click here.

That’s all it takes, TracFanatics! Now is your chance to visit the roller grill at RaceTrac and create a one-of-kind dog of your own. Thanks to our unlimited toppings bar, you can get crazy creative with some or all of the toppings combinations!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The RaceTrac Duke of Dogtoberfest Contest is open to legal residents of GA, LA, FL & TX, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 10/19/17 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/19/17. Subject to Official Rules. See Official Rules for complete details. Sponsor: RaceTrac, Atlanta, GA.

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by RaceTrac. All opinions are my own.


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