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Study: Arizona ranks 4th in nation for hot dog eating

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 15:12:52-04

PHOENIX- Do you ever just go to the grocery store and buy a pack of hot dogs, buns, condiments and eat that for dinner?

Me either.

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.