I get Hill Meat Co. frankfurters; they're the real thing, made locally, they come in strings which is fun. The casing is a little more tough than bar s brand regular cheapie hot dogs but at least I sort of know what's in them.
I like them burned, too. I worked for a while as a cook at a jail, Grace, and all the meat was turkey product. We fixed hotdogs pretty regularly...and instead of steaming them we fried them on the grill in lotsa oil, so they were actually browned. The inmates liked them that way. Those guys did not eat haute cuisine, I tell you what. Word to the wise...if you ever find yourself in jail declare yourself a Seventh Day Adventist and demand a vegetarian diet. Those guys eat like KINGS...because they have to have the same number of calories, and the same amount of protein, so they have to really load them up with lots of good stuff.
Another word to the wise...almost all child molesters demand special diets...so if you do request it keep it on the low-low, lol.