‘Wheel of Fortune’ Star Pat Sajak Finally Understands Why People Post Photos of Their Meals

by Quentin Blount
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It took a while, but Wheel of Fortune star Pat Sajak finally understands why people post pictures of their food on social media.

Take a second to scroll through all of your social media feeds real quick. That’s right — head over to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wherever you have an account. There’s a good chance you’ll spot a photo of someone’s food. Some of the most popular hashtags on Instagram are about food. As a matter of fact, food is the most photographed subject on the entire network.

It goes without saying, but in today’s day in age where social media rules all, food photos are a huge hit. They get so many likes on social media largely for a couple of reasons. One, because they’re so easy to produce. After all, we all have to eat, right? That gives us plenty of opportunities to take pictures of our meals and post them online. An≥, food photos are relevant to literally everyone on the planet.

As for Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak, he never really understood the point of posting a picture of his meal. But that all changed on Friday evening when he was served a delicious-looking Chicago dog. Now he understands the hype.

“I never understood why people insisted on posting photos of their meals…until now,” Sajak captioned the snap.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Fans Comment on Pat Sajak’s Chicago Roots

All of us here at Outsider are not the only ones loving Pat Sajak’s first-ever food pic. Wheel of Fortune fans on Twitter were loving the longtime host’s snap all the same.

“Some food is just a work of art and should be captured before devoured!” one person replied.

For those out there who don’t already know, Pat Sajak is a native of Chicago, Illinois. So, it came as no surprise to fans that his very first food photo came in the form of a Chicago dog.

“Pat, your Chicago roots are showing,” one fan said.

“Tell me you’re from Chicago without telling me you’re from Chicago,” responded another Twitter user.

“Almost a Chicago dog, but I see ketchup 👀” a third fan said.

Now, in case you are wondering how you can make a Chicago dog for yourself, we’ve got you covered. First, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, brush the outside of hot dog buns with butter and sprinkle some poppy seeds on top. Bake them for about 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

In a large pot of boiling water, add hot dogs and boil for about five minutes until they are warmed through. Then place the hot dogs in the buns with mustard, onion, relish, tomato slices, pickle spear, sport peppers, and a pinch of celery salt. You’ll be eating like Pat Sajak in no time.

Thank us later.