A hot dog bun
is a type of bun shaped
specifically to contain a hot
dog. There are two basic types: top loading, which is
popular in New England, and side loading, preferred in the
South and Midwest United States.
The advantages to
a top loader are that it holds the hot dog securely and
fits nicely into little three sided paper boxes. Top
loaders are generally baked side by side and torn apart as
needed, leaving a flat side surface for grilling.
tend to be doughier, so are more likely to successfully
sop up all the juices from chili or sauerkraut without