It's no secret that if you're from Illinois, I suppose more specifically, Chicago, that it's pretty much illegal to put ketchup on a hot dog. Being from Minnesota, where we put ketchup on nearly everything, even our steak, I don't understand why it's such a monstrosity; and when I ask, "why can't you put ketchup on a hot dog," no one can give me a straight answer.

Not too long ago, we took the debate to air on the Steve Shannon Show, does ketchup belong on a hot dog, yes or no? 90% of our listener family said, "yes, ketchup goes on a hot dog."

And of those of you who agree, maybe try to avoid eating your ketchup slathered hot dog on the streets of Chicago, where it's likely to get smacked out of your hands by a monster.  See the photo below that was shared by Reddit user belbites.

I don't think I've seen anything more Chicago in a long time. I like to think someone smacked it out of the persons hands. from chicago


Even CBS Chicago got in on the fun, turning it into a legit news story, saying that witnesses reported seeing "ketchup everywhere;" it was a grisly scene. Ha.

So, what about you? Was this act of violence against this hot dog justified? Ketchup on a hot dog...yes or no? And if you said, "no," I need answers.

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