I think it's interesting that almost every other culture, besides America, has developed some sort of breadlike item to serve as a hand held wrap for some type of food. Tortillas, flat bread, crepes, pita, etc.
I must have missed it when Mexico left America. Not to mention when America left America to develop the hot dog holder.
Ah, but Michael, the hot dog holder, commonly referred to as a Bun, is somewhat of a single use device whereas things like tortillas & pitas have a variety of universal uses.
Historically speaking, I believe it was America leaving Mexico, either by force or purchase of the lands. Remember the Alamo!!!!
The hot dog holder a single-use device? Hardly. Have you ever heard of lobster rolls, clam rolls, scallop rolls and shrimp rolls?
Oh, historically, and geographically, Mexico is still part of America -- North America.
I suspected that would be your retort. I'm talking about nationwide, universally available product that's used by most of America every day. The Hot Dog in a bun does qualify.
Most Americans I'm sorry to say, don't have access or even know about the fruitful bounty of the sea found in the wonderful Seafood rolls of the N.E. Atlantic States.
I'm doing some consulting work with this lady and her mission is to bring Maine Lobsters and seafood to the barren desert that is AZ every winter. She operates in ME in the summer on an Island off the coast of ME. http://www.mainelobsterlady.com/
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