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Memorial Day Marks Start of Projected Seven Billion Hot Dog Season

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Americans are expected to eat at least seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

The Council estimates that Americans eat 20 billion hot dogs each year, but more are eaten in the warm weather months when the grills are fired up and hot dogs have that great barbecued taste.

Many Americans will enjoy hot dogs this summer in conjunction with sporting events, because hot dogs are the ultimate hand-held food. In fact, a recent survey by the Council found that major league baseball fans will…


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MLB Ballparks Predicted to Serve 20.5 Million Hot Dogs in 2012

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Washington, D.C. – In an election year where nothing seems certain, Americans are frank about their top concession at the ballpark as the hot dog remains the favorite food for fans from Fenway to San Francisco Bay.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s 2012 report on Major League ballparks, Americans will consume 20.5 million hot dogs this season, enough to round the bases 28,489 times, and if laid end to end would stretch from the new Marlins Ballpark in Miami to Coors Field in Denver.

In addition, the Council projects ballparks will sell 5.2 million…