Americans Get 'Frank' - New Survey Reveals Top Hot Dog Toppings From Coast To Coast
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Americans Get 'Frank' - New Survey Reveals Top Hot Dog Toppings From Coast To Coast Oscar Mayer Brand Announces 'Top Our Best Dog' Photo Contest for Chance to Win Hometown Grill-Out with the Wienermobile Vehicle Hot Dog! Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat more than an estimated 7 billion hot dogs with more than 150 million consumed on July 4th alone - enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. over five times(1)! But what will top all those dogs? To celebrate a summer filled with hot dogs, America's Favorite Hot Dog brand conducted a survey to identify how people nationwide prefer to dress their dogs. Survey Says: -- Chicago-Style Dog Debunked While putting ketchup on Chicago-style hot dog is forbidden, more than half of Chicago residents surveyed (55%) ranked ketchup as their fourth favorite topping behind mustard (80%), onion (69%) and relish (59%). -- Mustard A Must-Have Among the ten markets surveyed, mustard (77%) weighed in as the number one hot dog topping, followed by ketchup (58%), onions (50%), relish (47%) and cheese (41%). -- New York City's Tried And True Big Apple residents traditionally dress their dogs with mustard, 'kraut and a sweet onion mixture in a tomato sauce. Holding true to tradition, locals noted mustard (73%) and sauerkraut (50%) as their two favorite toppings. -- Home Team Or Your Own Team? Thirty-six percent of men said that their hot dog topping tastes match-up with their hometown's favorite toppings, while 33% of women prefer to go against the grain. -- Hot Dog Of The Stars Hot dog fans in Los Angeles are known to garnish their franks with chili, but less than 40% surveyed actually reported using the savory topping. Though thousands of miles apart, those surveyed actually noted similar tastes to Chicago residents with a preference for mustard (77%), ketchup (58%), relish (57%) and onions (56%). -- Battle Of The Sexes Though the battle between ketchup and mustard continues mustard was ranked as the topping of choice among both men (80%) and women (75%), while onions ranked second with 55% of men and ketchup ranked second with 60% of women. -- "Hot-lanta" Dogs Georgians are known to enjoy a slew of different toppings on their dogs, including mustard, ketchup, onions, sliced dill pickles, oyster crackers and spicy chili. While folks surveyed left oyster crackers off the list, more than half top their dogs with chili, onions and cheese, and nearly 80% slather on mustard. -- Hold the Heat In Boston While Bostonians are known to adorn their dogs with ketchup, mustard, and a blend of peppers and onions, only 6% surveyed report using peppers on their franks. And When It Comes To Serving 'Em Up: -- There's No Place Like Home Nearly 40% of men and 45% of women said that backyard grill-outs are their favorite summer hot dog eating occasion, while 34% of men and 44% of women surveyed said they don't need a special occasion; they eat hot dogs all summer long. -- Family Friendly Value Meal More than 50% of those surveyed, 55% of men and 51% of women, said they plan to have more hot dogs at barbeques or family gatherings, due to the economy. In Search Of The Best-Dressed Dog Enter the Oscar Mayer "Top Our Best Dog Contest" for chance to win Labor Day grill-out with the Wienermobile vehicle. -- Submit a photo showcasing how you top Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks, along with your favorite hot dog memory via a link at www.hotdoggerblog.com -- Oscar Mayer will choose one "lucky dog" to receive a Labor Day grill-out for their family and friends, complete with a visit from the Wienermobile, a top of the line grill, a year's supply of hot dogs and bragging rights! -- Visit www.hotdoggerblog.com for complete contest rules. Survey conducted by Impulse Research on behalf of the Oscar Mayer brand in top hot dog consuming cities including: New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Antonio/Corpus Christi, Atlanta, South Carolina and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale(1). For more information and complete survey results, CONTACT: Noelle Overly at 312-988-2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (1) According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. /PRNewswire -- June 23/ SOURCE Oscar Mayer
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