Question

What's the difference between Franks, Hot Dogs and Wieners?

Different names for the same thing?

Or are they actually different?

Answers

The others have covered the origins quite well, however these days a "frank" (or "frankfurter") generally will be an all beef and a "wiener" will be a mixed meat sausage. Now, a "hot dog" is actually the sandwich made from either one of these.

#1

I know Franks are supposed to be very thick

Hot Dogs may contain mixed sources of meat and cereal fillers

Wieners have a certain kind of seasoning

at least that's how I judge when shopping

#2

Weiners are named after Vienna. Frankfurters are named after Frankfurt. Years ago frankfurters and weiners were different, they were sausages as made in Vienna and Frankfurt. Weiners were smaller and thinner, frankfurters were bigger, and they tasted a little different too. Today they mean the same thing, a hot dog.

#3

Weiners are named after Vienna. Frankfurters are named after Frankfurt. Years ago frankfurters and weiners were different, they were sausages as made in Vienna and Frankfurt. Weiners were smaller and thinner, frankfurters were bigger, and they tasted a little different too. Today they mean the same thing, a hot dog.

#4

i think theyre the same

#5