Snoop Dogg Weighed In On That Infamous Hot Dog Question

There are at least two sides to every story, and there is certainly no shortage of contentions in the culinary world. One of the most polarizing food debates of all time involves determining whether or not a hot dog should be considered a sandwich. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council issued a press release in 2015 stating, "A hot dog is an exclamation of joy, a food, a verb describing one 'showing off' and even an emoji. It is truly a category unto its own." Contrarily, if you live in California or New York, a hot dog is legally a sandwich. What's the deal?!

Over the years, countless celebrity cooks have chimed in with their opinions on the is-a-hot-dog-a-sandwich dispute. Chefs Michael Symon and Alex Guarnaschelli said yes, a hot dog is indeed a sandwich. However, chef Carla Hall doesn't share the same belief, telling The Takeout, "My answer is no, it's not. It's a hot dog. In a bun. No, I wouldn't want sandwich fixings to be in a bun. So it's in its own category. No, it's not a sandwich. Final answer. Final answer."

So, what does the legendary rapper and Martha Stewart's bestie, Snoop Dogg, say about whether a frankfurter nestled in a split bun falls in the same category as a PB&J or a BLT?

Snoop Dogg says no, a hot dog is not a sandwich

Even though it's nearly impossible to finally settle the hilarious, playful, surprisingly passionate hot dog debate, it's interesting to learn what various people think about the grub that has become quintessential of ballparks, picnics, and backyard barbecues. And if you've ever wondered what the guy behind "Gin and Juice" and "The Next Episode" regards as the truth, you're in luck. Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., more commonly known as Snoop Dogg, recently weighed in.

In a seemingly extremely brief interview with The Takeout, the icon confidently responded to the age-old question, "Is a hot dog a sandwich?" with, "The Boss Dogg knows every type of dog. And a hot dog ain't a sandwich. It's a hot dog." There you have it, folks. The D-O-double-G keeps sammies and hot dogs on entirely different levels. And as it turns out, he's a real fan of the grub. 

Billboard revealed in early 2022 that Snoop filed an official trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in December 2021 to launch his own hot dog brand that would be fittingly named — you guessed it — "Snoop Doggs." An eatery showed some California love to the "Dogg" brand as well. Los Angeles-based Dirt Dog added a new item, Snoop's Dogg, to its menu in November 2020. Snoop himself even visited a location for a taste test. Time will tell when we must drop it like it's hot ... dog.