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NAMI's Annual Hot Dog Lunch Hits Grand Slam on Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

More than 50 members of Congress and over 1,000 congressional staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media filled the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard on Capitol Hill last Wednesday to celebrate July as National Hot Dog Month at the Meat Institute Annual Hot Dog Lunch. Former Major League Baseball greats Brady Anderson, Roland "Rollie" Fingers and Ray Knight were on-site to greet fans and sign autographs.

"For more than 40 years, Members of Congress have looked forward to our Hot Dog Lunch. Folks from both sides of the aisle come together to celebrate America's love of hot dogs," said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. "The lunch is one of the most popular and anticipated events on Capitol Hill, as guests join us to celebrate this iconic American food in the company of major league baseball greats."

Guests enjoyed more than 3,500 hot dogs, corn dogs, brats and other sausages from popular hot dog manufacturers including Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.; Dietz & Watson, Inc.; Hormel Foods Corporation; Land O'Frost, Inc.; Smithfield Foods; and Tyson Foods, Inc.

The Meat Institute actively promoted the lunch and other fun hot dog facts on social media in celebration of National Hot Dog Day, July 17. Photos from the event are available on the Meat Institute's Facebook page and twitter .

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