It’s National Hot Dog Month!
July is truly a month of celebration because we Americans joyfully observe not just the National Grilling Month but also the National Hot Dog Month at this time of the year. If you’re one of the many who love to eat hot dogs, July is the perfect month for you to indulge yourself in your favorite food. While hot dogs can be consumed any time and at any place, eating hot dogs on National Hot Dog Month can make it more special.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that about 7 billion hot dogs are consumed by Americans each year. Based on this fact, it’s safe to say that the people of America are big hot dog fans.
You don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant to celebrate. The hot summer days provide great opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors. Go out, grill some hot dogs, and bond with your family to make this celebration even more special.
Amazing Facts about Hot Dogs
Even though the hot dog is a highly popular food throughout the United States, most of us don’t really know much about it. To help you get your hot dog facts straight on National Hot Dog Month, Veteran Car Donations shares some interesting facts about this delicious food that you can share with your family and friends:
- The National Hot Dog Month is celebrated between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
- Statistics show that 818 hot dogs are eaten every second. in America.
- On the 4th of July celebration, Americans grill and consume an estimated amount of 150 million hot dogs.
- While the earliest mention of hot dogs was on Homer’s Odyssey, nobody really knows where hotdogs originated. Up to now, people claim that hot dogs were brought to America by Austro-Hungarian immigrants while the Germans claim that hot dogs originated from Frankfurt, Germany. Even though its origin is subject to debate, there’s no denying the fact that hotdogs are one of the most delicious foods that can truly satisfy our palates.
- People in Los Angeles are the biggest hot dog fans. In fact, they consume approximately 34 million pounds of hot dogs every year!
- Etiquette for eating hot dogs exists. According to hot dog connoisseurs, topping your hot dogs with a red sauce (such as ketchup) when you’re over 18 is considered a wrong way of eating the food. Use mustard, relish, onions, cheese, or chili instead. They also point out that utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns since they should be eaten with your hands.
- In 2010, one person broke the record of eating 62 hot dogs in under 10 minutes during a hot dog eating contest. Recently, in 2017, another man broke the record by downing 72 hot dogs (in buns) in just 10 minutes.
Would You Like to Make a Difference Today?
It’s easy to make a difference in the lives of our veterans who are struggling to transition to civilian life. These are our former servicemen and servicewomen who are considered our nation’s heroes for having fought to uphold our freedoms and protect our security when they were still on active duty. Sadly, following their separation from service, many of them find themselves suffering from service-connected disabilities, mental health issues, lack of jobs, and homelessness due to poverty.
To help them, all you need to have are a compassionate heart and a vehicle that you no longer want or need. If you donate such a vehicle to Veteran Car Donations, you’ll make an impact in their lives more than you’ll ever know.
We’ll auction off your donated vehicle to raise much-needed funds that our IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit partners will use to deliver vital services to deserving veterans. These services include free mental health care, mortgage-free and specially adapted homes, educational opportunities, job training and placement, career development services, and various forms of transitioning assistance that would empower them to build better lives for themselves and their families.
In return for your charitable contribution, we assure you of a hassle-free giving experience since our donation process is quick, convenient, and requires no paperwork from you. We also provide you with free pickup and towing services wherever you are in the United States. To top it all off, we’ll promptly deliver to you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt following the sale of your vehicle at auction. This receipt will entitle to receive a substantial tax deduction in the next tax season.
You can donate to Veteran Car Donations by either calling us or filling out our secure online donation form. We accept donations of nearly all types of vehicles.
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Are you ready to touch the lives of our veterans in the most impactful way? Call us at 877-594-5822 and get started with your car donation!