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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Announces Hot Dog Photo Contest

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Washington, D.C. — The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) today announced its first ever photo contest aimed at celebrating one of America’s oldest and most popular icons — the hot dog.

“The hot dog is ready for its close-up and we need America to help us give it the attention it deserves,” said Council President and ‘Queen of Wien’ Janet M. Riley. “All you need is a camera and a love of hot dogs to participate and you might just be rewarded with the ultimate summer barbecue!”

Top prizes will be awarded in three categories:

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MLB Ballparks Predicted to Serve Almost 22.5 Million Hot Dogs in 2011

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Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Washington, D.C. — Although stadium menus continue to expand faster than franks on a hot grill, fans still relish the hot dog as their favorite food at the ballpark, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s 2011 annual report released on Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Opening Day.

Humphrey Bogart said, “A hot dog at the ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz.” How about almost 23 million of them?

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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Heats Up Winter with New Collection of Soup Recipes

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Friday, February 11, 2011
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Washington, D.C., February 14, 2011 — With frigid temperatures outside, stay warm inside with a new collection of soup recipes from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.

“There is nothing like a bowl of homemade soup to heat you up when the winter winds are whipping outside,” said National Hot Dog & Sausage Council President Janet Riley. “These four new soup recipes, from Spanish to Italian, white bean to southwestern, are easy to make, affordable, delicious and tummy warming.”

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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Kicks Off National Hot Dog Month

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
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Washington, D.C. – July 1 marks the beginning of National Hot Dog Month and the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) is encouraging all Americans to join in celebrating this national icon by firing up the grill and enjoying one of America’s most beloved foods.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce officially designated July as National Hot Dog Month in 1957 and the celebration today is as strong as ever.

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Hot Dogs Still Reigning MVP of Ballpark Concessions

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Thursday, April 1, 2010
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Washington, D.C. — The economy may still be lukewarm, but America’s love affair with hot dogs is red hot, especially in our nation’s ballparks, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s annual survey.

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American Meat Institute and National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Release Winning Recipes for Super Bowl XLIV

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Thursday, February 4, 2010
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Washington, D.C. – As Americans plan their menus for what is the second biggest eating day of the year —Super Bowl Sunday — the American Meat Institute (AMI) and National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has released seven appetizer and entrée recipes that are sure to be a crowd pleaser during the big game.

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