Greggs has launched its hot dog product into 1,700 shops, after New Yorkers approved the recipe. 

The bakery giant will be serving the pork sausage on a sub roll.

To test out the products, the hotdogs were taken to New York City in a branded food cart.

Malcolm Copland, commercial director of Greggs said: “Our product development team has been working hard to perfect the hot dog recipe. To ensure the product was 100% authentic, we decided to give it the ultimate test by giving street food-loving New Yorkers, who know their hot dogs better than anyone, the opportunity to be the first to taste-test them.

“The feedback was outstanding. New Yorkers seem to love our version of the iconic on-the-go snack and we can’t wait for the UK public to have their first taste too.”

New Yorker Curio Curtis said: “I’ve been eating hot dogs for years and I can honestly say Greggs has nailed it. I would love for them to open a shop here in Manhattan selling hot dogs and some of their pasties I have heard so much about.”

The bakery will be promoting the launch on social media with a competition, encouraging selfies with the product.