NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- A New York restaurant said it created a $69 Ball Park hot dog, which includes duck fois gras among its toppings, in honor of National Hot Dog Day.
The Serendipity 3 restaurant said the wealthy wiener, which measures 12 inches long, was created in honor of the July 23 National Hot Dog day, NewsOXY.com reported Wednesday.
"It's not your typical Ball Park hot dog," co-owner Joe Calderone said. "It's twelve inches of beef perfection, grilled in white truffle oil, and it's placed in a toasted pretzel bun that is toasted with white truffle butter, and then it's topped with medallion of duck fois gras with black truffles."
The hot dog set a record for price when Trudy Tant, 49, of South Carolina, became the first to pay $69 for the frankfurter.
"You go to a steakhouse and there are $50-$60 steaks on the menu, so the price is not unreasonable. It can be split in two and people can enjoy because it is very rich," Calderone said.