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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…


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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Announces Video Contest to Create New Version of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ that Includes Hot Dogs

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Washington, DC, May 6, 2009 – The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) today announced a new song contest to create an updated version of the century-old song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” that includes a reference to hot dogs.

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008, includes a glaring omission. While hot dogs are the number one food served in major league ball parks, the song only references peanuts and Cracker Jack™.

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U.S. Pork is Safe and Not a Source of Influenza

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Monday, April 27, 2009

“Although news of influenza infections in people in Mexico and the U.S. and a handful of other countries is unsettling, the fact remains: U.S. pork is safe. Consuming pork has not been associated with human illnesses caused by this virus.

Public health officials around the globe – from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the World Health Organization ─ are stressing this fact. At this point, the influenza risk is a human health issue. Although this particular virus could affect swine, it has not been reported in pigs. Media reports showing images of pigs are creating a…


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Major League Ballparks Predicted to Serve Almost 22 Million Hot Dogs This Season

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Washington, D.C. – Despite competition from ever-increasing food options - ranging from Ichiro Sushi offered at Safeco Field in Seattle to Rocky Mountain Oysters (fried bull testicles) at Coors Field in Colorado - hot dogs are still top dog in our nation’s ballparks, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council’s (NHDSC) annual survey.

With Opening Day this weekend, the NHDSC forecasts that ballparks around the country will serve 21,733,839 hot dogs this season — an impressive feat and enough to round the bases 30,186 times and stretch to and from Citizens Bank Park in…