The Hotdog is a mobile catering vehicle in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Designed as a large, old van with an oversized roof-mounted hotdog, the Hotdog is a hotdog van that can usually be found at special events, or generally at places where people need food. By walking into the red marker, the player may buy a hotdog from the van to replenish their health.
The van can be stolen and driven around by the player, while the hot dog vendor inside cowers in fear, thus disabling the food stall. However, the vehicle's poor performance, characterized by its slow acceleration, speed and heavy handling, makes the Hotdog an unpractical vehicle for demanding driving, although its size and weight makes the vehicle more resilient to damage, as most large vehicles do.
The vehicle itself appears to be a '60s style van, possibly a 1964-1970 Dodge A100 but is extremely overscaled.
- The default radio station in the Hotdog is K-DST.
- While you can auto aim at the vendor inside the van you cannot shoot him, except when you're using a shotgun like the SPAS 12.
- When you steal the Hotdog the vendor will cower in fear underneath the counter and you can still hear the vendor screaming. The red circle to buy a hotdog will also disappear. Even if you simply get in the driver's seat without maneuvering the vehicle, the vendor will continue to scream.
- When you park the truck the vendor will still cower.
- If the vehicle is driven into the ocean the vendor will not die, but still cower in fear.
- If you have a nightstick or katana, you could hit the vendor inside.
- Outside a rest stop in Las Payasadas, Bone County.
- In the parking lot south of The Big Spread Ranch in Unnamed Town.
- In the parking lot beside Regular Tom.
- In the parking lot on the east side of the Sherman Dam.
- Beside a road near Dillimore.
- In the parking lot of the Burger Shot restaurant in Garcia (only urban spawn location).
- Beside a road near Fallow Bridge, Hampton Barns.
- Parked beside a "69" building far southeast of Flint County (near a flower pickup).
- On the northmost point of The Panopticon, parked on the shore (near a Dinghy spawn point).
- Hot Dog Van, GTA 2 equivalent.