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Season of Seven Billion Hot Dogs Begins

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Resources on Hot Dog Ingredients and Nutrition Available

Washington, DC, May 25, 2017—The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer grilling season and Americans will once again celebrate with a favorite food: hot dogs. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that Americans will eat seven billion hot dogs during the season which runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. That’s 818 hot dogs per second and more than a third of the hot dogs eaten per year.

“There’s nothing better than a hot dog and a cold drink on a…


National Hot Dog Council Press Release

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Releases National Hot Dog Month Planning Guide

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

New Resource Features Celebration Ideas for July’s National Hot Dog Month and National Hot Dog Day July 19

Washington, DC, May 2, 2017—With July’s National Hot Dog Month fast approaching, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has released a new National Hot Dog Month Planning Guide for hot dog enthusiasts around the country to use in preparing for their celebrations throughout the month. The guide features details on the history of hot dogs as well as ideas for…


MLB 2017

MLB Fans Predicted to Eat Nearly 19 Million Hot Dogs in 2017

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Boston Red Sox Voted as Offering Best Hot Dogs and Sausages in Major League Baseball

Washington, DC, April 3, 2017 – Like popcorn at the movies, hot dogs are the quintessential summer ballpark food, and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume nearly 19 million hot dogs and more than 4.1 million sausages during the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from San Francisco’s AT&T Park to the new SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.; The hot dog total…


MLB 2017

Hot Dog Madness to Determine Which MLB Teams Offer the Best Hot Dogs and Sausages

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Fifth Annual Bracket Gives Fans Chance to Win Gift Card for Hot Dogs And Other Prizes

Washington D.C., March 13, 2017 — Major League Baseball fans don’t have much say over how their team plays on the field, but this spring, they will decide a different form of bragging rights: which team offers the best hot dogs and sausages at the concession stand. And with March Madness upon us, fans will choose the winner in tournament bracket fashion, pitting teams against each other until one is crowned in the fifth annual National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC…


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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Unveils New Searchable Hot Dog Ingredients Guide

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Of the variety of ingredients in the food supply, few spark more rumor and speculation than the ingredients in a hot dog. But contrary to common beliefs that hot dogs include “everything but the oink,” today’s wieners are made from exactly what is listed in the ingredients statement on the package. Ingredients combined with meat and poultry in a hot dog recipe can add flavor, keep hot dogs moist and juicy, delay spoilage, and perhaps most importantly, enhance food safety.

In an effort to provide more information and transparency, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC)…


Americans Embrace Sausage as a Staple Throughout the Day

Americans Embrace Sausage as a Staple Throughout the Day

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

October’s National Sausage Month Kicks Off With Third Annual NHDSC Sausage Recipe Contest

Washington, D.C., September 28, 2016—Whether in links, patties or loose, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sausage is an American favorite and new polling shows just how popular it is as October’s National Sausage Month approaches. Nearly nine in ten Americans (89 percent) say they enjoy sausage, including 93 percent of men and 85 percent of women. Choosing a favorite type, however, is far more divisive. Italian sausage (20 percent) and breakfast patties (20 percent) are the two most…