PHOENIX- Do you ever just go to the grocery store and buy a pack of hot dogs, buns, condiments and eat that for dinner?
A hot dog is one of the easiest dinners to make, which may be why Arizona is top-ranked in the nation for hot dog eating.
According to a study conducted by 24/7 Tempo. examining hot dog and hamburger consumption by state, Arizonans know how to scarf one down.
The not-totally-scientific study determined an estimate by pulling from Google Trends, Census Data and data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The rankings list Arizona in a 4-way tie as the 4th highest hot dog consuming state in the country, estimating Arizonans eat on average 279 hot dogs per year.
The rest of the Top 4 hot dog-eating states in the country are as follows:
1.West Virginia averaging 481 hot dogs per person per year
2.Illinois averaging 317 hot dogs per person per year
3.Pennsylvania averaging 289 hot dogs per person per year
4.A 4-way tie! Arizona, Rhode Island, North Carolina and South Carolina averaging 279 hot dogs per person per year
Being in the top 5 makes sense because just in the Valley, there are so many hot dog restaurants. After a quick Google search, you’ll find there are more than 100 places to get your fixins’ for a juicy hot dog.