These hot dog facts will blow your mind.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council reports that annual hot dog sales in the U.S. are over $1 billion.
And that’s just in supermarkets! That doesn’t account for Major League Baseball parks, where fans ate over 21 million dogs last year (over 3 million at the L.A. Dodgers’ ballpark alone).
Top hot dog city in the U.S.: Is it New York, Chicago or Los Angeles?
- Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport consumes 6X more hot dogs than Los Angeles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport combined.
- Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city (over 95 million).
- According to sales data for 2012, New Yorkers spent more money on hot dogs in retail stores ($113 million) than any other market in the country.
I’d say all three are winners! However, for this blogger, the City of Detroit has earned my hot dog loyalties with their original Poutine Dog, which features french fries, cheese curds and beef gravy. Done, done and done.
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