Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Did You Know July is National Hot Dog Month?

I'm sure many people fired up their grills this past weekend for the Fourth of July. The celebration of our nation's independence just wouldn't be the same without hamburgers, hot dogs and fireworks. It is estimated that Americans enjoyed 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, which is just a fraction of the 20 billion hot dogs they eat in a year! Hot dogs are among our country's most consumed foods, but did you know that July is National Hot Dog Month?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named July National Hot Dog Month in 1957. Today, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is encouraging Americans to join in the celebration. On their website (www.hot-dog.org) you will find statistics, facts and trivia, recipes and free downloadable hot dog place mats.

After browsing the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council's website, I realized there is a lot I did not know about hot dogs. I learned that there are many different regional preferences for hot dog eating and that there are hot dog etiquette do's and don'ts.

Will you take the time to learn more about hot dogs in honor of National Hot Dog Month?

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