Thursday, July 1, 2010

Let's Celebrate National Hot Dog Month


It's Here! In 1957, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce designated the month of July, National Hot Dog Month.

This month alone, Americans will consume 150 million hot dogs. And, what will they put on those hot dogs? The number one condiment is easy, it's mustard. Number two gets a little more difficult since there are strict rules governing its use on hot dogs. That should be enough of a hint for the readers of my blog who will recognize this "hot dog controlled substance" as ketchup. And the number three most popular condiment is still more difficult. I celebrated the start of National Hot Dog Month with this condiment when I enjoyed my Chili Dog for lunch today. Yes, chili is even more popular than relish.

If you are wondering what 150 million hot dogs might look like...that's enough to stretch across the United States, from coast to coast, more than five times.

It is no wonder that, with such popularity, the hot dog is recognized for the entire month of July.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has today unveiled a series of four commemorative placemats that are sure to liven up any hot dog gathering. Ironically enough, one of the four includes, "Hot Dog Etiquette" so those over the age of 18 years and using Ketchup on their hot dog, can see exactly which rule they are breaking.

Yank's Franks wishes everyone a wonderful Hot Dog Month!

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!


1 comment:

  1. With 309,600,000 people, that is less than one half hot dogs per person per month. Or 159,600,000 people that won't eat any hot dogs in July. Hopefully those people don't live in Maine.


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