July is National Hot Dog Month & July 18 is National Hot Dog Day!

“The Council (National Hot Dog & Sausage Council) has selected one special day during the month to pay tribute to the hot dog. July 18 is the date set for the 2018 Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill, one of the most popular social events in Washington, DC. And what better place to highlight America’s favorite food than on the grounds of our nation’s Capitol?

At Windy City Red Hots, No wild guesses here!  We’re serving them the way you would get them in Chicago.  Stop by the Leesburg and Frederick location and enjoy a hot dog or 2 for a $1.00 because on National Hot Dog Day, we’re all Wieners!

Now here are some Hot Dog Facts, thanks to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council

Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city (more than 36 million pounds), beating out New York and Philadelphia.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport consumes SIX times more hot dogs, 725,000 more than Los Angeles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport combined.

On Independence Day, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times.

During peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period.

Los Angeles Dodger fans consumed 2.6 million hot dogs in 2016. Across the major leagues, fans enjoyed 19.4 million hot dogs during the 2016 season

Top Hot Dog Consuming Cities 2016

  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Boston
  • Phoenix
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
  • Detroit
  • Washington, DC
  • Tampa

Top Sausage Consuming Cities 2016

  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Philadelphia
  • Atlanta
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, DC
  • San Francisco

Source: The Nielsen Company

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