Chicagoans hate putting ketchup on hot dogs so much they have found a new to humiliate the violators.

Chicago Is Famous For Its Hot Dogs

The Windy City is definitely the Hot Dog capital of the world. It even has its own creation called the Chicago Style. The dog is quite the experience to eat. Check out what's on it. Notice, there's no ketchup.

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A proper Chicago dog is an all-beef frankfurter (such as Vienna Beef) in a poppy seed bun, topped with yellow mustard, neon-green sweet pickle relish, chopped white onion, tomato slices, a dill pickle spear, pickled sport peppers, and celery salt.


Why No Ketchup On A Hot Dog?

That is a great question. I never really knew the answer so I finally decided to do a little research and I found out some very interesting information.

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Ketchup smothers the flavor of the hot dog because ketchup makers add sugar to their products. That takes the edge off the highly acidic tomatoes, but it takes the edge off everything else too.


Do Illinois Residents Hate Ketchup?

I was very surprised with the answer. They don't hate ketchup. The problem is just with hot dogs for taste reasons. Go ahead and use it on anything else. Well, maybe not everything.

Chicago White Sox Ketchup Shame Bell

What If You Put Ketchup On A Hot Dog In Public?

Of course, you'd easily be able to get away with it at home but not around people. It is just unacceptable. If you put ketchup on a hot dog in Illinois you're definitely going to be ridiculed and probably yelled at harshly. Now, the Chicago White Sox have figured out a brand new way to humiliate rule breakers.

Punishment For Putting Ketchup On Hot Dog In Illinois

The Chicago White Sox have created a hilarious way to call out those fans who dare to put ketchup on a hot dog. It's called the Ketchup Bell Of Shame. If someone violates the rule, a member of the staff will ring the bell to shame them in front of their fellow fans.

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