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Annual list of most popular hot dog toppings

Posted at 9:07 AM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 12:07:30-04

JJ's Red Hots has once again released its annual list of top hot dog toppings just in time for the Fourth of July.

This year's list in order of preference:

1. Mustard
2. Chili
3. Cheese
4. Onions
5. Relish
6. Kraut
7. Slaw
8. Ketchup
9. Bacon
10. Pickles

The normal suspects, chili, cheese, onions and relish rounded out the top five for the fourth consecutive year. Ketchup, JJ’s founder and proprietor Jonathan Luther’s least favorite topping, refuses to go away, fading but still listed at #8.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans consume 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, yet the most popular day of them all is July 4th, when Americans will consume more than 150 million Hot Dogs, enough to stretch from Washington DC to Los Angeles more than five times.

JJ's Red Hots is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was featured earlier this year on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" on the Food Network.