Happy 4th of July! How Many Hot Dogs Will You Eat Today? smoore - July 4, 2013 9:16 AM | Categories: Best Of Spend Matters | Tags: L1 According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (because that is a thing), Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs over the 4th of July holiday alone. This article offers some more history of the hot dog: "It is likely that the North American hot dog comes from a widespread common European sausage brought here by butchers of several nationalities. Also in doubt is who first served the dachshund sausage with a roll. One report says a German immigrant sold them, along with milk rolls and sauerkraut, from a push cart in New York City’s Bowery during the 1860′s. In 1871, Charles Feltman, a German butcher opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand selling 3,684 dachshund sausages in a milk roll during his first year in business." And here is some Spend Matters history of our own, from July 4ths of the past: Let’s Take a Measure of our Declaration of Independence It’s July 4th — Time for a Patriotic Round-Up of Re-Shoring Efforts Spend Matters: Procurement Independence Day Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.