10 Fun Facts About Hot Dog


Did you know that Americans consumed 150 million hot dogs on this year Fourth of July. Sure, hot dogs are a part of 4th of July culture, but we bet you didn’t know these below facts.

While it is often thought that hot dogs are the all-American food, they were first invented in 1484 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Hot Dog companies use sodium nitrites as a preservative against bacteria, but they have a carcinogenic effect.

7-Eleven sells the most hot dogs annually at 100 million.

The average American eats 50 hot dogs every year.

Dodger Stadium is hot dog heaven, selling the most hot dogs per year out of any ballpark in the country.

Hot dogs were of the first food eaten on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. ate hot dogs on their 1969 journey.

Mickey Mouse's first words were "hot dogs."

If you ask for a “hot dog” in New Zealand, you’ll get it battered on a stick like a corn dog. To get one on a bun, you have to ask for an “American hot dog.”

Hot Dog season lasts from the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, until the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day. During this time about 20 billion hot dogs are consumed.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt served hot dogs to King George VI of England when he visited the United States in 1939.