NHDSC Releases National Hot Dog Month Planning GuideTuesday, May 24, 2016
(North American Meat Institute)
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) created a new National Hot Dog Month Planning Guide in advance of July's National Hot Dog Month. The guide features details on the history of hot dogs, as well as ideas for local Hot Dog Month festivities and tips for retailers and restaurants to showcase hot dogs. The guide also addresses the popular, but incorrect, view spread on the internet that July 23 is National Hot Dog Day each year.
This year, NHDSC has declared July 14 National Hot Dog Day, and will host the Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill, one of the most popular social events in Washington, DC, on this day. During the lunch, which has been celebrated for decades in Washington, more than 1,000 lawmakers, Administration officials and Capitol Hill staff gather in a courtyard for one of the largest hot dog picnics. The Council hopes that retailers, foodservice operators and meat processors will "piggyback" on the excitement of the lunch and sponsor simultaneous events in their local areas. The full planning guide and other resources on consumption trends, regional hot dog styles, hot dogs in baseball and hot dog myths are available at www.hot-dog.org . Fans can also join the Hot Dog Month festivities on the NHDSC's Facebook page .share on facebook share on twitter