Americans eat approximately 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day. The holiday falls into what the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council calls "hot dog season": the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During this time, Americans eat an average of about 818 hot dogs every second.
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Most countries and cultures have a signature sausage dish. 00:33
Making sausage was originally a family industry, and most sausages were very high quality. 00:50
Hot Doug's in Chicago was one of the city's most beloved hot dog and sausage emporiums. 01:44