Hot dog facts

This year, Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 155 million of those will be consumed over July 4th weekend alone.

The most expensive hot dog is sold by Serendipity 3 in New York City  and is called the “Haute Dog”.  Grilled with white truffle oil and topped with duck foie gras and truffle butter, this hot dog costs $69.

The world record holder for most hot dogs consumed in a 10 minute period is Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the six-time winner of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest who set the record in 2009 when he ate 68 hot dogs and buns.

According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council, the most commonly used condiment is mustard which is the topping preferred by 32% of Americans.  The second place finisher, with 23% of the vote is ketchup and chili takes the third place spot with 17% of the vote.

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