Ever wonder how the hot dog got its name? Learn more about America’s favorite food and why we think the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect car for your next tailgate.

There are few times per year when sports fans or more excited than in September, when baseball is coming to a head and football is kicking off its season. What better all-American food to have with these sports than the hot dog? Even more, what better all-American car to tailgate or drive to the game than in a Jeep Grand Cherokee? At Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we can show you where to fit all the food for the tailgate (including those all-American Hot Dogs) as well as show you all the passenger and cargo room inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

But before we get too ahead of ourselves with all the great features of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, here’s a little history of the hot dog, America’s favorite game food. While some may say that the hot dog was started in Vienna or in Frankfurt, Germany, it was in the United States where it was put on a bun and popularized. It has even evolved since then to American-made concoctions of the Corn Dog and Chili Dogs. In fact, the word hot dog is an American term as it was “invented” by a newspaper cartoonist watching vendors sell them at a New York Giants game (solidifying its significance for game-goers) in New York City. He didn’t know how to spell Frankfurter, thus, the term hot dog was born.


Why this All-American Car is Perfect for Your Next Tailgate

At our Jeep dealership just off Highway 27, we understand what families are seeking a vehicle— one that can safely take you (and the tailgate food) to the game. Comfort and space are two more family vehicle requirements, and when you visit our Jeep showroom in Lake Wales, you’ll find several vehicles that fit this description including the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Here are some other features and specs to whet the appetite:

  • 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • V6 engine
  • Seating for five
  • Four-star-rating from Car and Driver magazine for cargo space and storage!


For families seeking the perfect balance between high-end comfort and rugged off-road capability, it’s hard to beat the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, which you can drive off the lot with a 36-month lease at only $248 per month!* If you’re looking for lots of options to meet the family’s tastes, the Cherokee has it all with other models including the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland.

With so many compelling choices, a visit to Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and a test drive will be all you need to say, “Sold American!”


*2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo only $248 per month for 36 months. Only $2,980 due at signing for everyone. In stock units only. 10k miles per year. 25¢ thereafter. Includes rebates, lease loyalty or conquest lease. Residency restrictions may apply. State fees, tax, tag, title, doc and dealer fee additional. With approved 740 credit score at Tier 1 or Tier S through preferred vendors (Ally, Chrysler Capital, US Bank) $0 security deposit for those who qualify. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee MSRP: $34,440. Offer ends 9/30/2018.