Hot Dog Statistics

Sep 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Hot Dog Information

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, consumers spent more than $3.4 billion on dogs and sausages in U.S. supermarkets in 2008.

Americans will eat enough hot dogs at major league ballparks this year to stretch to and from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., the two sites of the 2008 World Series.

New Yorkers consume more hot dogs than any other city, beating out Chicago and Los Angeles.

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. over five times.

During Hot Dog Season, Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs or 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period.

U.S. soldiers in military posts around the world from Fort Meyers in Arlington, Va. to Okinawa, Japan to Aqaba, Jordon consumed 2.4 million hot dogs last year.

Top Hot Dog Consuming Cities – 2008

1. New York – $107,275,300

2. Los Angeles – $91,364,830

3. Baltimore/Washington – $51,557,600

4. Philadelphia – $46,307,640

5. Chicago – $43,220,760

6.  Boston – $35,554,450

7. San Antonio/Corpus Christi, Texas – $32,994,490

8. Atlanta – $29,192,270

9. South Carolina – $28,656,350

10. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – $28,345,080

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