Signature Hot Dog Toppings Across America

The hot dog is essential summer food of American culture. It's also enjoyed in a variety of ways across the country.

In celebration of Independence Day, Mashable offers up this visual, breaking down signature hot dog recipes, ranging from New York to Seattle. Chili, raw onions and cheddar cheese is the staple in Detroit, while cream cheese lands on dogs in Seattle, and cole slaw is added to franks in Atlanta.

How do you like your hot dog?