One writer's account of just how far a hot dog might travel–if it wasn't limited to a roller grill.
"Taking the official Hot Dog Distance Calculation, with MRT standing for maximum roller time:
(hot dog circumference) * (roller speed) * (MRT) = distance traveled
And plugging in the relevant data:
7.9 cm / rot * 7.53 rot / min * 202 min = 12016.37 cm = .074 miles
The longest-traveled hot dog yet recorded in Massachusetts has gone .074 miles. If it were moving down a track rather than in place, its lifespan would have taken it from the starting line to a little past the first curve."