WASHINGTON – More than 3,500 hot dogs and sausages will be served to about 1,000 attendees during the North American Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Day Lunch held on Capitol Hill July 18. The event commemorates July as National Hot Dog Month and draws congressional personnel, meat industry ambassadors, lawmakers and media representatives as six vendors serve hot dogs and sausages in celebration of National Hot Dog Day. Former Major League Baseball stars will be on hand to meet and greet attendees, including Lou Piniella, Ray Knight and Tim Raines.  

Products from leading hot dog processors, including Tyson Foods Inc., Hormel Foods Corp., Land O’Frost Inc., Boar’s Head Provisions Co. Inc., Smithfield Foods and Dietz & Watson Inc. will be served at the event.

The festivities are co-sponsored by the American Bakers Association, American Beverage Association, Hormel Foods, Kraft Heinz, the International Bottled Water Association and the Snack Food Association.