July is National Hot Dog Month, and we’re knee deep into the middle of the “hot dog season” in America. The 4th holiday is one of our peak dog days. So here’s the poop on America’s favorite (and most portable) food!
Top Hot Dog Consuming Cities 2014
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city (more than 39 million), beating out New York and Atlanta.
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. more than five times.
During peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period.
Los Angeles Dodger fans are expected to consume a record 3,077,537 in 2014. Across the major leagues, fans are expected to eat 21.4 million hot dogs in 2014.
At the Grocery Store
According to data for the year 2014, nearly 1 billion packages of hot dogs were sold at retail stores. That number represents more than $2.5 billion in retail sales.
According to the National Hot Dog Council’s (yes, there is one) 2014 survey of hot dog and sausage consumption at major league ballparks in the United States, ballparks are expected to sell 21,357,361 hot dogs this season.
Hot dog producers estimate that an average of 38 percent or $614 million of the total number of hot dogs are sold during the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Ten percent of annual retail hot dog sales occur during July,