Happy 4th of July! How Many Hot Dogs Will You Eat Today?

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:

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