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National Hot Dog Council Press Release

MLB Fans Predicted to Eat More Than 18.5 Million Hot Dogs in 2015

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Cleveland Indians Classic Sugardale Dog Crowned Winner in MLB March Madness Contest

Washington, DC, April 6, 2015 – Like a Turkey on Thanksgiving, hot dogs are the quintessential summer ballpark food, and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 18.5 million hot dogs and nearly 4.2 million sausages during the 2015 Major League season.  The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia to Chase Field in Phoenix.  The hot dog total alone would reach as high as 7,827 Empire…


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MLB Madness Bracket to Choose the Best Baseball Hot Dog

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Launches MLB Madness Bracket to Choose the Best Baseball Hot Dog

Classic and Unique Hot Dogs and Sausages Square Off in Third Annual Hot Dog Bracket

Washington D.C., March 16, 2015—Baseball spring training is in full swing and the NCAA basketball tournament tips off this week so the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) is combining the best of both with a bracket to determine America’s favorite Major League Baseball hot dog. Starting today, people can vote for their favorite baseball hot dogs in a March…


National Hot Dog Council Press Release

Italian Chosen as Sausage King in New Survey

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Friday, October 24, 2014

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Names Winner of National Sausage Month Recipe Contest

Washington, D.C., October 24, 2014—Americans have savored sausage throughout October’s National Sausage Month and a new survey finds that Italian sausage
is the one that gets the most mouths watering.

A recent survey finds that overall, 84 percent of Americans say they enjoy sausage. When asked their favorite, 30 percent of those who eat sausage said
Italian sausage is their top choice, while 27 percent said breakfast sausage. Kielbasa and…


Mustard Remains Americans’ Favorite Hot Dog Topping

Mustard Remains Americans’ Favorite Hot Dog Topping, But Ketchup Shows Surprising Popularity, New Survey Data Shows

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Announces Selfie Contest Winner

As Americans celebrate National Hot Dog Day today,  new National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) survey data reveals that mustard will be the go-to topping.  Although the Council’s rules of etiquette say “no ketchup on a hot dog after the age of 18,” Americans defied the rules, naming ketchup as their second choice – news that has raised the eyebrows of Council leaders.

According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Poll on…


Corn Dogs Chosen

Corn Dogs Chosen

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Americans Expected to Eat Seven Billion Hot Dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Washington, D.C.—A surprising choice has emerged in the age old debate of Americans’ favorite regional hot dogs. In a new survey, corn dogs were the top dog (46 percent) among consumers who said they have a favorite regional hot dog. New York hot dogs topped with mustard and onions were the second choice at 38 percent beating out the well-dressed Chicago dog, which were tops among 26 percent of Americans with a favorite. Chicago dogs feature mustard, onions, relish, tomato slices, a dill pickle…


Hot Dogs Remain Top Dog For Major League Baseball Fans

Hot Dogs Remain Top Dog For Major League Baseball Fans

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Friday, March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.-It's a love affair that has spanned generations and baseball fans will once again make hot dogs their number one choice at the ballparks this summer. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that fans will eat a whopping 21,357,316 hot dogs and 5,508,887 sausages during the 2014 Major League season, enough hot dogs to stretch from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to Wrigley Field in Chicago.

"When it comes to the food of choice at baseball games nothing cuts the mustard quite like hot dogs and sausages," said Eric Mittenthal, NHDSC vice president of…