Illinois is the #2 State For Devouring This Iconic ‘Summer’ Food
OK, you can eat these at any point in the year...But summertime, these things get consumed ALL THE TIME. Illinois eats so many of these, they came in as the #2 state for devouring these. TheHD
So what are we talking about? The HOT DOG.
According to The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), Americans consume about 20 billion hot dogs every year. There is not one state in America that doesn’t have a percentage of hot dog consumption. - TheHotDog.org
When you go state by state, it really is eye opening. Illinois comes in 2nd, for consuming hot dogs. Per capita, Illinois people eat 317 hot dogs a year. Dang, Illinois. The #1 state is...West Virginia. What?? What is going on in West Virginia with the hot dog eating? 481 hot dogs a year. Wowsa!
There is nothing quite like a ballpark hot dog, by the way. Doesn't matter if you are a Chicago White Sox or Chicago Cubs fan, yum! By the way, I am a ketchup on my hot dog guy.
Here are some interesting hot dog, summertime stats, check this out!
Here are some more interesting hot dog eating facts across the country:
- 95% of American homes eat hot dogs
- The average U.S. resident consumes about 70 hot dogs per year (do YOU eat 70 per year??)
- U.S. soldiers around the world consumed 2.4 million hot dogs in 2020
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