You know, technically speaking.
- Yes it is.
- No it's not.
Most Helpful Girl
Yes a hot dog is a sandwich
A hot dog on a bun is technically an open-faced sandwich. No it's not on two separate pieces of bread, but the bun is cut in a way to specifically emulate two pieces of bread while holding everything inside. An open-faced sandwich can be anything on top of a single piece of bread eaten as you would eat a normal sandwich
So the real question isn't "Is a hot dog a sandwich?" The real question is "Is an open-faced sandwich a real sandwich?"
If an open-faced sandwich isn't a real sandwich, then the hotdog still gets to be sandwich, just not a real sandwich. If an open-faced sandwich is a real sandwich (it has sandwich in the name), then yes a hot dog is a real sandwich
Most Helpful Guy
As Wikipedia defines it: "A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for another food type."
The keyword here is "slices of bread." In the article for "Hot Dog," it is said that it is "served in a partially sliced bun." PARTIALLY. If it is only partially sliced, then it is not sliced bread (which will result in "two or more pieces").
So, a hot dog is perhaps partially a sandwich. One can argue that because the "seam" of the hot dog bun typically breaks in two while eating, it is a food rigged to become a sandwich, but this is not true because it is natural for a popsicle to melt into juice, but we don't call a popsicle "juice."
A hot dog is NOT a sandwich, but it may become one during eating. At most, it is a partial sandwich due to its bun being "partial sliced bread."