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National Hot Dog Council Press Release

New Polling Shows Most Americans Agree: A Hot Dog Is Not a Sandwich

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Hot Dog/Sandwich Debate to Continue at 2016 Chicago Hot Dog Fest This Weekend

Washington, D.C. August 1, 2016--At a time when American political ideologies are almost evenly split around two Presidential candidates, new polling shows Americans are far less divided about the question, “Is a hot dog a sandwich?”  Newly released poll results show that 57 percent of Americans say hot dog on a bun is NOT a sandwich compared to 33 percent who believe it IS.  Meanwhile, 10 percent remain undecided. 

The polling was conducted online among more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18…


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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Kicks Off July’s Hot Dog Month With Hot Dog Stories Contest

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

America’s Hot Dog Icons Join to Share Why Hot Dogs Are Special to Them

Washington, DC, June 29, 2016—If you’re an American, there’s a very good chance you will be enjoying a hot dog this weekend. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs on July 4th alone. The Independence Day weekend also kicks off National Hot Dog Month, a celebration of our nation’s iconic food. To mark the occasion, the NHDSC gathered several hot dog icons in a new series of videos to discuss their own stories about what makes hot dogs special to…


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New Research Confirms Americans Prefer Their Hot Dogs On The Grill

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Summer of Seven Billion Hot Dogs

Washington, D.C. May 26, 2016—There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new research commissioned by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) suggests that Americans prefer their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who say they prepare hot dogs, 63 percent say grilling is their favorite way to cook a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), microwaving (9 percent) or frying in a pan (8 percent).

Plenty of people will take advantage of…


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

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Resource Features Celebration Ideas for July’s National Hot Dog Month and National Hot Dog Day July 14

Washington, DC, May 16, 2016—With July’s National Hot Dog Month fast approaching, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has created 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 local Hot Dog Month…


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MLB Fans Predicted to Consume More Than 19.4 Million Hot Dogs in 2016

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Monday, April 04, 2016

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Launches MLB Hot Dog and Sausage Guide; West Virginia Triumphs in Regional Hot Dog Contest

Washington, DC, April 4, 2016 – Like candy on Halloween, 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 19.4 million hot dogs and over 4.3 million sausages during the 2016 Major League baseball season.  The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida, to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California…


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New Video Outlines Proper Chili Dog Eating Etiquette to Avoid Sauce Slippage

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Teams with Ben’s Chili Bowl to Ensure Clean Eating in Advance of National Chili Day

Washington, D.C. February 18, 2016—The chili dog is one of the highest forms of the hot dog, mixing the deliciousness of the wiener with the spiciness of the chili, and yet it is also one of the most hazardous to shirts, dresses and other items of clothing, as one false move can cause a fashion faux pas. With February 25th’s National Chili Day fast approaching, in an effort to save Americans the humiliation and dry cleaning costs of chili stained outfits…