- The cities of Los Angeles, San Antonio, and New York consume the most hot dogs by volume every year. *
- The average American eats 60 hot dogs a year.* (bleh!)
- According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage council, Americans will consume 150 million hot dogs today.
- Joey Chestnut, 27, 230lbs, holds the Major League Eaters record of eating 68 Nathans Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10min. He's wont the contest 5 yrs in a row. Check out his impressive Bib Sheet!
- Other names of for the hot dog include: frankfurter, frank, red hot, wiener, weenie, durger, coney, or just "dog" *
- The Coney Island, Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest began as a duel between four immigrants to determine who was the most patriotic in 1916.
Me? Oh no, forget it! I'm a vegetarian. I'm not going near them! Don't over do it at the backyard BBQ and have an amazing time celebrating the 4th today!
In healthy, patriotic love,
Joanie Johnson, CHC
*Who knows all this stuff?!