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MLB Fans Expected to Consume More than 19.4 Million Hot Dogs; NHDSC Announces Winner of March Madness Contest

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 19.4 million hot dogs and over 4.3 million sausages during the 2016 Major League baseball season. Los Angeles Dodgers fans are once again projected to consume the most hot dogs, totaling more than 2.6 million, while New York Yankees fans follow in second with 1.55 million expected hot dog sales. The San Francisco Giants, meanwhile, will serve the most sausages this season, with 475,000 projected sales. St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox fans will eat the second and third most number of sausages. NHDSC also launched a new guide highlighting photos and descriptions of this season’s most unique hot dog and sausage offerings, along with a sampling of classic favorites.

NHDSC announced that the West Virginia Dog was crowned the 2016 Hot Dog Madness regional hot dog champion, following more than three weeks of spirited competition in which fans voted for their favorite regional hot dog from the North, South, West and Midwest in a bracket-style contest on the NHDSC Facebook page. The Seattle Dog earned second place, while the New York and Chicago dogs rounded out the final four. The West Virginia Dog features chili, mustard and coleslaw on a steamed bun.

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