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It's National Hot Dog Day

Posted at 4:27 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 04:41:34-04

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Fire up the grill, today is National Hot Dog Day!

It’s the day America sets aside to celebrate one of its favorite foods.

National Hot Dog Day is declared each year by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

It's celebrated on the day the council hosts the annual hot dog luncheon on Capitol Hill. It’s one of the most popular social events in Washington, D.C.

The council estimates baseball fans will consume more than 19.4 four million hot dogs and over 4.3 million sausages during the 2016 Major League Baseball season.

That combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from Tropicana Field in Tampa bay, to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

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