National Hot Dog Day

Five Food Finds about Hot Dogs

  • It is estimated that over seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • The term “hot dog” is credited to sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan. At a baseball game in New York in 1901, vendors began selling hot dachsund sausages in rolls.
  • The most popular condiment for adults is mustard, while children prefer ketchup.
  • The first words Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ever uttered in a cartoon were “hot dogs” in “The Karnival Kid” in 1929.
  • The average American is believed to eat approximately 60 hot dogs every year.