July Is National Hot Dog Month
Whether it’s grilled in the backyard, served up at the beach concession stand or ordered up at a ballgame the venerable hot dog has become a staple of the American recreational diet. July is National Hot Dog month and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has announced the winner of it’s annual T-shirt slogan contest. According to PR Newswire the winning entry chosen over 6 others in a Facebook poll is “Relish the Moment”. Here some interesting facts about the hot dog.
Baseball fans will consume more than 26 million hot dogs at US baseball stadiums this season. That’s enough to circle the bases 36,000 times.
In honor of the 1996 Olympics, the world’s biggest hot dog was 1,996 feet long, created by Sara Lee Corp.
The most popular hot dog topping among adults is mustard (87.6%). Among children, it is ketchup.
The average hot dog is consumed in 6.1 bites. (average sized mouth tested
From Memorial Day to Labor Day every year, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second.
There have been certain health risks associated with hot dogs but, like anything, enjoying them in moderation is the key.