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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

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?

The Council projects that MLB ballparks around the country will serve 22,435,400 hot dogs this season, enough to round the bases 31,160 times and, if laid end-to-end…


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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

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.”

Try some of these soups as a starter, but some are hearty enough to serve as a main dish…


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

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

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.

In an effort to give the dog its due (and add some excitement to hot dog-themed gatherings) the Council is unveiling today a new series of placemats that are sure to be the…


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Hot Dogs Still Reigning MVP of Ballpark Concessions

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

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.

The NHDSC predicts that ballparks around the country will serve 21,378,064 hot dogs this season, enough to round the bases 29,691 times. If laid end-to-end, the dogs would stretch from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, with enough left over to give a hot dog to every fan at every Colorado Rockies’ home game for the entire…


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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 04, 2010

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.

Included in the new brochure, “Meat Eats for the Big Game,” is a little something for all football fans, ranging from Sideline Stuffed Sausage Mushrooms to Roast Beef Quarterback Quesadillas. The brochure also features recipes for Pigskin Pulled Pork Sliders, Endzone…


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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Applauds New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez’s Good Deed, Good Taste

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Washington, D.C. — The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council today applauded Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez for his donation of 1,000 hot dogs and hamburgers, along with buns and rolls, to the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown, N.J. but expressed regret that he had to apologize for acting on an all-American impulse: eating a hot dog at a ball game.

Sanchez made the donation after being grilled for noshing on a dog while on the sideline during the New York Jets' victory over the Oakland Raiders.

The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council today applauded Jets quarterback…