Facts about Hot Dogs

By: Elizabeth Patrick

Did you know that “9 Fun Facts About Hotdogs” states that “According to the National Hot Dog and Service Council, Americans purchase 9 billion hot dogs per year from grocery stores.” “In addition and including the hot dogs that are consumed at restaurants or ballparks, the NHDSC estimates that the total number of hot dogs consumed in one year would be approximately 20 billion hot dogs.

Another interesting fact is that the most expensive hot dog costs $2,300 and can be found at the 230 Fifth Restaurant located in New York City. This luxurious hot dog is made out of top-quality ingredients, including Japanese wagyu beef, and topped with onions, caviar, and sauerkraut. This hot dog also has to be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.

During peak hot dog season, which is from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans are expected to consume 7 billion hot dogs. According to “ 25 Hot Dot Facts for 25 Years,” states that “ On Independence Day, Americans are expected to enjoy 150 million hot dogs which will stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times.”

A standard beef hot dog consists of 190 calories, offers 7 grams of protein, and 30 percent of the daily value of vitamin B12. The longest hot dog known to date was 668 feet which are long enough to stretch over two football fields. The average weight of a fully loaded baseball park hot dog vendor’s bin is 40 pounds, and baseball parks first started selling hot dogs back in 1893.

In conclusion, hot dogs are one of the most popular foods to eat and have been around for thousands of years.

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