John Fox, its obvious you know your stuff very well and I admire your knowledege very much but in the case of hot dog johnnys you have to be kidding. Not about whether they are good or not(which they are) but about the whole deep frying thing. They absolutely do deep fry them. You must have gotten them not cooked enough where they appear not fried. On a normal day you can see the skin shriveled up in the way only deep fried dogs do and you can feel the texture of the skin when you bite into it. And if thats not enough, just ask them, theyll flat out tell you they are fried. Anywho, next time you go there at least buy one of there whole pickels sliced up, I dont know what it is, but theyre hands down one of the best pickels ever. By the way, what type of oil does rutts use to fry there dogs in?