What Does 150 Million Hot Dogs Look Like?

What Does 150 Million Hot Dogs Look Like?

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.

The Hot Dog


from National Geographic

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    Most countries and cultures have a signature sausage dish. (0:33)

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    Making sausage was originally a family industry, and most sausages were very high quality. (0:50)

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    Hot Doug's in Chicago was one of the city's most beloved hot dog and sausage emporiums. (1:44)

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