With cheap hot dogs it can be easy to get a clunker but last week I bought some house brand buns and dogs at a local convenience store (Kwik Trip/Kwik Star) for an easy weeknight supper.
The natural casing dogs were under $3 and if I'd bought the skinless variety I'd've paid only $1.39 or so. They looked pretty good.
And they grilled up pretty nice over medium heat.
And they were actually pretty decent! I wouldn't substitute them for a great all-beef dog like a Vienna but for the price I'd much rather eat these than comparably-priced name-brand wieners.
Sometimes ya gotta be cheap...I didn't spend much on the beer, either.