Beef hot dogs winning over consumers
July 17, 2017
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council surveyed Americans on its favorite type of frank for National Hot Dog Month.
WASHINGTON – As meat enthusiasts observe July as National Hot Dog Month, recent research from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) indicates consumers prefer beef hot dogs over other varieties.
The NHDSC online poll, conducted by Harris, concluded that 61 percent of Americans prefer beef hot dogs. Pork came in second place at 12 percent while turkey was third with 7 percent. Additionally, 38 percent of respondents indicated a preference for hot dogs in natural casings, while 25 percent reported they prefer skinless, and 25 percent had no preference.
“At a time when so many issues divide us, hot dogs stand as a food that unites,” NHDSC President Eric Mittenthal said. “Whether people enjoy them with beef or pork, natural casing or skinless, hot dogs are a food that is truly beloved.”
In addition, in observance of National Hot Dog Month, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and the NHDSC will host its Annual Hot Dog Lunch on National Hot Dog Day July 19, at the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 1,000 lawmakers, congressional staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media will convene on Capitol Hill.
Eight vendors are expected to serve more than 3,500 hot dog and sausage products in the company of Major League Baseball legends Jim Palmer, Al Hrabosky and US Olympic Softball Gold Medalist Jennie Finch.