Food - Drink
This Is How Many Hot Dogs Are Actually Eaten On The 4th Of July
By JEN PENG
Hot dogs are considered an all-American treat, and a staple of backyard barbeques, ball games, pool parties, and picnics all around the country, especially over the summer. However, the actual number of hotdogs eaten by Americans during the summer, especially on the 4th of July, may shock you.
The summer is known as "hot dog season," and hot dog makers estimate that they sell more than a third of all hot dogs, or more than $600 million in value, between Memorial Day and Labor Day alone. Since the celebration honoring America just so happens to come within July, it is certainly not unexpected that nearly 10% of sales take place during July, also known as National Hot Dog Month.
Over 74 million Americans intended to grill as part of their Fourth of July celebrations, with a menu that probably includes hot dogs. In fact, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, 150 million hot dogs are consumed on July 4th alone—that's more than enough to stretch from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles five times!