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MLB 2017

MLB Fans Predicted to Eat Nearly 19 Million Hot Dogs in 2017

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Boston Red Sox Voted as Offering Best Hot Dogs and Sausages in Major League Baseball

Washington, DC, April 3, 2017 – Like popcorn at the movies, hot dogs are the quintessential summer ballpark food, and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume nearly 19 million hot dogs and more than 4.1 million sausages during the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from San Francisco’s AT&T Park to the new SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.; The hot dog total…


MLB 2017

Hot Dog Madness to Determine Which MLB Teams Offer the Best Hot Dogs and Sausages

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Fifth Annual Bracket Gives Fans Chance to Win Gift Card for Hot Dogs And Other Prizes

Washington D.C., March 13, 2017 — Major League Baseball fans don’t have much say over how their team plays on the field, but this spring, they will decide a different form of bragging rights: which team offers the best hot dogs and sausages at the concession stand. And with March Madness upon us, fans will choose the winner in tournament bracket fashion, pitting teams against each other until one is crowned in the fifth annual National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC…


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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Unveils New Searchable Hot Dog Ingredients Guide

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Of the variety of ingredients in the food supply, few spark more rumor and speculation than the ingredients in a hot dog. But contrary to common beliefs that hot dogs include “everything but the oink,” today’s wieners are made from exactly what is listed in the ingredients statement on the package. Ingredients combined with meat and poultry in a hot dog recipe can add flavor, keep hot dogs moist and juicy, delay spoilage, and perhaps most importantly, enhance food safety.

In an effort to provide more information and transparency, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC)…


Americans Embrace Sausage as a Staple Throughout the Day

Americans Embrace Sausage as a Staple Throughout the Day

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

October’s National Sausage Month Kicks Off With Third Annual NHDSC Sausage Recipe Contest

Washington, D.C., September 28, 2016—Whether in links, patties or loose, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sausage is an American favorite and new polling shows just how popular it is as October’s National Sausage Month approaches. Nearly nine in ten Americans (89 percent) say they enjoy sausage, including 93 percent of men and 85 percent of women. Choosing a favorite type, however, is far more divisive. Italian sausage (20 percent) and breakfast patties (20 percent) are the two most…


National Hot Dog Council Press Release

New Polling Shows Most Americans Agree: A Hot Dog Is Not a Sandwich

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Hot Dog/Sandwich Debate to Continue at 2016 Chicago Hot Dog Fest This Weekend

Washington, D.C. August 1, 2016--At a time when American political ideologies are almost evenly split around two Presidential candidates, new polling shows Americans are far less divided about the question, “Is a hot dog a sandwich?”  Newly released poll results show that 57 percent of Americans say hot dog on a bun is NOT a sandwich compared to 33 percent who believe it IS.  Meanwhile, 10 percent remain undecided. 

The polling was conducted online among more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18…


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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Kicks Off July’s Hot Dog Month With Hot Dog Stories Contest

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

America’s Hot Dog Icons Join to Share Why Hot Dogs Are Special to Them

Washington, DC, June 29, 2016—If you’re an American, there’s a very good chance you will be enjoying a hot dog this weekend. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs on July 4th alone. The Independence Day weekend also kicks off National Hot Dog Month, a celebration of our nation’s iconic food. To mark the occasion, the NHDSC gathered several hot dog icons in a new series of videos to discuss their own stories about what makes hot dogs special to…