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NBC Today Show Kicks Off National Hot Dog Day Today With Segment Featuring Council Information

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

(American Meat Institute)


NBC’s Today Show kicked off today as National Hot Dog with a two minute segment featuring National Hot Dog Sausage Council facts and figures.  The segment posed trivia question to viewers, detailed the top hot dog-eating cities and asked viewers to Tweet their preferences for #mustard or #ketchup.

The segment also featured the legendary Clint Eastwood Sudden Impact clip in which he declares, “Nobody, and I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.” 

Meanwhile, dozens of local TV stations nationwide aired National Hot Dog day stories and customers , including 7-Eleven and Sonic, featured special National Hot Dog Day deals. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council also highlighted hot dog etiquette tips in a new Buzz Feed post, "13 Ways You've Been Eating Hot Dogs All Wrong."

“The enthusiasm for 2014 National Hot Dog Day is incredible,” declared National Hot Dog and Sausage Council President and Queen of Wien Janet Riley.  “It’s gratifying to know that the hot dog remains one of America’s favorite foods and a cherished cultural icon.”

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