Hot dog! These States And Cities Eat The Most Hot Dogs

By Kathy Morris - Jul. 14, 2021

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July 4th may mean hot dogs to you, but get ready to bun up again because July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day.

In fact, the whole month of July is sandwiched between in peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day- a period of time where Americans are expected to consume 7 billion hot dogs.

That’s right, another delicious reason to light up the grill and chow down. It got us thinking, are hot dogs equally popular everywhere?

Or are there some states and cities that appreciate the taste of a Oscar Meyer Weiner with mustard a bit more than others? We once again hit the data to find out.

States That Love Hot Dogs The Most

  1. West Virginia
  2. North Carolina
  3. South Carolina
  4. Illinois
  5. Maine
  6. Arizona
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Connecticut
  10. Nevada

Cities That Love Hot Dogs The Most

  1. Buffalo, NY
  2. Raleigh/Durham, NC
  3. Charlotte, NC
  4. Paducah, KY/Cape Girardeau, MO
  5. Greensboro, NC
  6. Birmingham, AL
  7. Knoxville, TN
  8. Little Rock, AR
  9. Albany, NY
  10. Nashville, TN

How We Figured This One Out

Here’s how the hot dog (or article) got made.

First, for cities we simply used data from the very real and very serious Hot Dog Organization. The Hot Dog Organization looked at hot dog orders and city size to find the cities disproportionately eating the most dogs.

For the states we had to be a bit more creative since no consumption or hot dog order data was readily available. So instead we turned to Google Search Trends, where people turn for hot dog recipes, cooking advice, and to find hot dogs near them. The higher the search volume, the more hot dog loving the stae.

We then scoured the internet for the most interest hot dog facts, using highly reputed sources such as Hot Dog Organization. The Hot Dog Organization looked at hot dog orders and city size to find the cities disproportionately eating the most dogs.

For the states we had to be a bit more creative since no consumption or hot dog order data was readily available. So instead we turned to Google Search Trends, where people turn for hot dog recipes, cooking advice, and to find hot dogs near them. The higher the search volume, the more hot dog loving the stae.

We then scoured the internet for the most interest hot dog facts, using highly reputed sources such as Yummy Dogs Australia.

Keeping scrolling to see those on the bottom of the article.

Frank hot dog facts

Finally, we leave you with some fun hot dog facts to make you the most interesting person at your next BBQ:

  • Americans spend more than $3 billion on hot dogs in supermarkets yearly.
  • From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans are expected to eat 7 billion hot dogs.
  • Mustard is the most popular hot dog topping.
  • The NHDSC’s rules of etiquette say you can’t have ketchup on a hot dog after the age of 18.
  • Hot Dogs were first sold at baseball games in 1893- it went well.
  • Hot dogs were one of the first foods eaten on the moon.
  • A standard beef hot dog is 190 calories, offers 7 grams or protein and 30 percent of our Daily Value of Vitamin B12.
  • The world’s longest hot dog was 668 feet long.
  • Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a world record.

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Kathy Morris

Kathy is the head of content at Zippia with a knack for engaging audiences. Prior to joining Zippia, Kathy worked at Gateway Blend growing audiences across diverse brands. She graduated from Troy University with a degree in Social Science Education.

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