Press Releases

Sausage Reigns Supreme in New Poll

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Monday, October 3, 2011
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Washington, D.C., October 3, 2011 — Americans and sausage remain inherently “linked”according to a new poll commissioned by the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council and conducted online by Harris Interactive from August 16 – 18, 2011 among 2,112 U.S. adults on the eve of National Sausage Month in October.

More than four in five U.S. adults (82 percent) eat sausage, according to the poll. This includes 87 percent of men and 77 percent of women.

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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Hot Dog Photo Contest Finalists Announced

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Monday, June 20, 2011
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Washington, D.C. — The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) has selected the finalists in its first-ever photo competition. These 15 finalists — five each from three categories (people, places and hot dog art) were chosen by the Council from more than 100 entries.

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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Announces Hot Dog Photo Contest Winners

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Washington, D.C. — As National Hot Dog Month kicks off today, The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is proud to announce the winners and runner-ups in its first-ever hot dog photo competition. Approximately 1,000 votes were cast in three categories – people, places and hot dog art.

The results were announced just as the Fourth of July weekend was about to begin – a weekend when Americans will eat an estimated 150 million hot dogs. That’s just part of the seven billion hot dogs that American eat between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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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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