The “Perfect” Hot Dog Is Grilled and Has These Toppings

If you could only put one condiment on your hot dog tomorrow, which one would it be?  Ketchup, mustard, or something else?

A poll looked at the most popular hot dog toppings.  And different states had different answers.  But #1 overall is . . . MUSTARD.

73% of Americans like mustard on hot dogs.  Ketchup is next at 62%.  Then onions, relish, and chili all got at least 50%.

Mustard was the top condiment in 14 states . . . Ketchup, 12 . . . relish, 10 . . . onions, 8 . . . and chili, 6.

Here are five more quick stats . . .

1.  People said the “perfect” hot dog would have some combination of those five toppings.  It should also be grilled and come on a white bun, not wheat.

2.  The top sides with a hot dog are French fries, potato salad, and potato chips.  Baked beans and macaroni-and-cheese round out the top five.

3.  91% of Americans like hot dogs and eat an average of two a month.  But around 40% said they eat more than that this time of year.  (I’m eating more than that this week alone.)

4.  91% also think hot dogs are an “American food staple.”

5.  Only 33% think hot dogs are sandwiches.  67% said they’re not.

(US Foods)