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It's summertime on a bun: How do you take your hot dog?
Americans expected to consume some 150 million franks this July Fourth
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Brandon Conard, right, of Dawsonville, pays Landon Brockmeyer, owner of Hot Dog Ninja, for his hot dog Friday, June 22, 2018, during Food Truck Friday in Dawsonville. Millions of hot dogs are enjoyed as a summertime meal, which Brockmeyer attributes to the food's portability and cost-effectiveness. - photo by David Barnes
During peak hot dog season, which stretches from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council — yes, that’s an actual thing — estimates Americans eat around 7 billion hot dogs. On the Fourth of July alone, that number is about 150 million.