Monday, Sep. 05, 2011

The Holiday Marks the End of Hot-Dog Season

Americans eat a lot of hot dogs. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, during "hot dog season," which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans consume roughly 7 billion hot dogs, or about 818 hot dogs every second. That total is thanks in large part to another holiday, Independence Day, during which Americans eat 150 million hot dogs, or enough hot dogs to form a line, end-to-end, from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles five times. There're several amazing things here. First, the fact that Americans consume such an incredible amount of hot dogs. Second, that there is a hot-dog season. And finally, that there is a National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. But though the season is coming to an end for this year, who's to say you can't enjoy a frank when the weather is cold?