Did you know…
- the July 4th holiday weekend is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year? Yep, we will be eating 155 million dogs (that’s one dog for every two people in America) on this day!
- wieners and frankfurters don’t become hot dogs until they are put in a roll or a bun?
- one legend for who created the first hot dog was a street vendor, Antoine Feuchtwanger, who sold sausagaes in St. Louis in 1880? Originally, he would supply white gloves to the customers so the sausages wouldn’t burn their hands. After losing profits due to the customers walking off with the gloves, his wife suggested he serve the sausages on a split bun. Thus, the “hot dog” was born.
- more than 74 million Americans will celebrate the 4th of July with a barbecue event, with the majority celebrated in backyards?
- adults prefer mustard and kids prefer ketchup as the condiment of choice on their hot dog? A survey said 25% of children would actually prefer “chocolate sauce”!
- both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4, 1826?
- the names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were not given to the public for several months to protect them? If independence form Britain had not been successful, it would have been considered a treasonable act, which would have resulted in death of the signers.