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

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Monday, June 20, 2011

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.

To view the finalists and to vote for your favorite, go to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Facebook Fanpage (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/National-Hot-Dog-and-Sausage-Council/70099640538) and become a fan…


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

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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.

Grand prize winners in the Council’s photo…


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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Announces Hot Dog Photo Contest

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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:

People – images of friends,…


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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…