Archive for July 18th, 2018

National Hot Dog Day!

July 18, 2018

Happy National Hot Dog Day!    In 1991, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council created National Hot Dog Day.  This informal holiday coincides with the same day as the annual Capitol Hill Hot Dog Lunch, which is generally the third Wednesday of July.   Here are some fun facts:

  • hot dogs & hamburgers are a summertime staple in the U.S.
  • 9 billion hot dogs are sold annually in the U.S.
  • Americans eat 155 million hot dogs on the 4th of July each year.
  • From Memorial Day to Labor Day, 7 billion hot dogs are consumed in the U.S
  • 26 million hot dogs a year are eaten at U.S baseball stadiums.
  • In 2014, 7-Eleven sold over 60 million hot dogs.
  • in 2017, 7-Eleven sold over 100 million hot dogs.
  • mustard is the most popular condiment for hot dogs.
  • ketchup and chili come in as the 2nd and 3rd most popular condiments.

Source: http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/national-hot-dog-day/