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MLB Ballparks Predicted to Serve Almost 22.5 Million Hot Dogs in 2011

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…