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NHDSC to Participate in Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) will participate in the Chicago Hot Dog Fest, August 5-7, in Chicago, Illinois. The fourth annual festival will feature a variety of Vienna Beef hot dog offerings from Chicago's top vendors and will include a speaker series with some of the city's most prominent hot dog historians and restaurateurs. The NHDSC will have a booth, where attendees can learn about the history of hot dogs, purchase bumper stickers and test their hot dog knowledge for a chance to win a Vienna Beef hot dog kit. Additional details about the event are available here .

NAMI's Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and NHDSC's Queen of Wien Janet Riley will participate in a speaker session focused on ingredients in hot dogs, and how they are made, with Jeff Sindelar, Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin. Riley also will partake in a debate regarding whether a hot dog is a sandwich during the festival in Chicago. Riley, who will argue a hot dog is not a sandwich, will debate Chicago History Museum Historian Peter T. Alter on August 5 at 4 p.m. CT in Chicago's Lincoln Park.

New polling conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the NHDSC shows that 57 percent of Americans say a hot dog is not a sandwich, compared to 33 percent who believe it is, and 10 percent who remain undecided. To view the full poll results, click here . The NHDSC also developed a list of a dozen reasons why the terms hot dog and sandwich are not interchangeable.

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