Today's A Great Day To Grill Up Some Hot Dogs

Barbecue Grilled Hot Dog with Yellow Mustard on wooden table

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While you're enjoying your hot dogs a little bit more than usual today, with today being National Hot Dog Day, fill your noggin with some facts and figures about franks!

During peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans consume roughly 7 billion hot dogs.

 The majority of Americans (63%) prefer their hot dogs grilled.

 Most Americans prefer mustard on their dog, followed by ketchup and chili. 

 According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, ketchup on a hot dog should not be eaten by anyone over the age of 18.  

 In the movie Sudden Impact, Dirty Harry said, “Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.”

 Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city.

 Carl’s Jr started as a hot dog cart on July 17, 1941, in Los Angeles.

 Hot Dogs were first sold at baseball games in 1893.

 72% of Americans admit they have no idea what's in a hot dog.

 61% prefer beef hot dogs over pork or turkey.

 Once and for all, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says a hot dog is NOT a sandwich. (TodayNational Hot Dog and Sausage Council)       

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