DougieDog sets Guinness record for pricey hot dog
DougieDog owner Dougie Luv holds up one of his hot-dog creations listed in the menu for $100, a Guinness Record for most expensive hot dog in the world. (FILE PHOTO)
That is one pricey hot dog.
Vancouver's DougieDog has officially landed itself in the Guinness World Records for the world's most expensive hot dog.
The $100, foot-long bratwurst is infused with 100-year-old Louis XIII cognac - which has a $2,000 price tag of its own - and must be ordered 12 hours in advance so fresh ingredients such as Kobe beef and lobster can be prepped.
"One family has come in six times for four hot dogs - each time," said owner Dougie Luv.
The title was formerly held by New York City restaurant Serendipity 3, which introduced a $69 hot dog in July 2010. Luv, however, has no plans to part with the title.
"We're going to defend this title forever," he said, adding the official certificates sent over by the Guinness World Records would soon be framed and on display in the Granville Street shop. "There's going to be a lot of people wanting to challenge us."