National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day: Do you eat more hot dogs in the summer ... or, are you pretty much a hot dog lover all year long?

Some hot dog facts:

•      During peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans consume roughly 7 billion hot dogs. 

•      The majority of Americans (63%) prefer their hot dogs grilled. 

•      Most Americans prefer mustard on their dog, followed by ketchup and chili.  

•      According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, ketchup on a hot dog should not be eaten by anyone over the age of 18.   

•      In the movie Sudden Impact, Dirty Harry said, “Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.” 

•      Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city. 

•      Carl’s Jr started as a hot dog cart on July 17, 1941, in Los Angeles. 

•      Hot Dogs were first sold at baseball games in 1893. 

•      72% of Americans admit they have no idea what's in a hot dog. 

•      61% prefer beef hot dogs over pork or turkey. 

•      Once and for all, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says a hot dog is NOT a sandwich. (Today, National Hot Dog and Sausage Council)       

Because it’s National Hot Dog Day, plenty of restaurants are offering deals. Here are some of them:

•      Dog Haus: Free Haus Dog at participating locations. 

•      Love's: Free hot dog or roller grill item when you order through the Love's Connect app. 

•      Nathan's Famous: Get 5-cent hot dogs between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

•      Pilot Flying J: Rewards members can get buy one get one hot dog all day.  

•      Philly Pretzel Factory: Hot dogs are only $1 all day. 

•      Sonic: Try a Chili Cheese Coney for only $1.29.  

•      Target: Save 25% off Ball Park hot dogs.  

•      Wienerschnitzel: Chili Dogs are $4.

It’s also National Daiquiri Day: A good day for a frozen drink.

What is your go-to vacation/beach drink? Do you change your drink based on where you are -- or do you stick with the same thing wherever you are?

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