Washington, DC – In a true “dog eat dog” contest, New York City and Chicago ran neck and neck for the title of “City Offering the Best Hot Dogs,” according to new poll data from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC).
who has the best dogs? New York City
‘mustard’ up 28 percent of American
sentiment and Chicago closely trailed with 26
percent of Americans’ votes. Few respondents
chose Dallas (five percent), Los Angeles (three
percent) and Denver (two percent).
York and Chicago tend to like their hot dogs in
very particular ways. In New York, dogs are
served with steamed onions and yellow mustard.
Chicago dogs are served with yellow mustard,
dark green relish, chopped raw onion, tomato
slices and topped with a dash of celery salt on
a poppy seed bun.
But today, the best
dogs are being showcased in the nation’s
capital. Both New York and Chicago dogs will be
available at the annual Hot Dog Lunch – one
of the most popular social events on Capitol
Hill. “In celebration of July as National Hot
Dog Month, we serve hot dogs in a variety of
ways to satisfy the diverse tastes of people
living in Washington, D.C.,” said Janet
Riley, president of NHDSC.
The poll data
shows that 55 percent of hot dog consumers say
they enjoy hot dogs most when consuming them at
sporting events. At major league baseball parks
this season, Americans will enjoy 27.5 million
hot dogs – enough to stretch across the
country if laid end to end.
The Hot Dog
Lunch honors the red hots cherished presence in
baseball by headlining three baseball icons:
Tommy John from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Harmon
Killebrew from the Minnesota Twins and Luis
Tiant from the Boston Red Sox.
Dog Lunch offers consumers another opportunity
to enjoy a great tasting dog against a baseball
backdrop. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day,
Americans are expected to consume seven billion
hot dogs, just part of the 20 billion consumed
The polling was done May 17 to
19, 2005, by Opinion Dynamics Corporation,
which conducted telephone interviews with 900
NHDSC is a project of the
American Meat Institute Foundation and is
funded by contributions from U.S. hot dog and
sausage manufacturers and the companies that
supply them with equipment, ingredients and
services. Established in 1994, the National Hot
Dog and Sausage Council conducts scientific
research to benefit hot dog and sausage
manufacturers. The Council also serves as an
information resource to consumers and media on
issues related to quality, safety, nutrition
and preparation of hot dogs and sausages. Visit
us at www.hot-dog.org.
Big Apple is Big ‘Wiener' in Hot Dog PollWednesday, July 20, 2005
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