Major League Baseball fans will enjoy more than 19 million hot dogs and nearly five million sausages in baseball stadiums in 2022

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hot dogs and sausages are consistently among the most ordered foods at Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums. And in 2022, the National Hot Dogs and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that MLB fans will consume 19.1 million hot dogs and nearly five million sausages at games this season.

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MLB fans will consume 19.1 million hot dogs and nearly five million sausages at games this season

“Baseball is back and fans are once again thrilled to enjoy sunny games in a stadium with a juicy baseball field in their hands,” the NHDSC chairman said. Eric Mittenthal. “We can all be grateful that this MLB season kicks off today and that we have a full season to enjoy delicious hot dogs with family and friends.”

With MLB fans returning to stadiums at 100% capacity for the entire season — the first time since 2019 — sales of hot dogs and sausages are expected to return and surpass previous years’ totals. This season’s estimate of 19.1 million hot dogs is up from 18.3 million in 2019, and this year’s figure of five million sausages is up from around four million in 2019 .

Some fanbases will contribute significantly to these estimates, including Los Angeles Dodgers fans, who alone are expected to eat nearly three million hot dogs and sausages this year, and New York Yankees fans, who will likely exceed the million hot dogs. dog mark. Some of the expected sausage leaders for 2022 include the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.

While old favorites will still be on the menu, this coming season will also throw in some culinary curveballs. A few of the new hot dog offerings are highlighted below and will soon be added to the Guide to MLB hot dogs and sausages.

the Baltimore Orioles plan to stick with their fan-favorite frankfurter: the “Crab Mac-N-Cheese Dog”, but they also plan to offer a new specialty hot dog for every household – with flavors from around town of the visiting team.

the Boston Red Sox rock a “Jalapeño Cheetos Hot Dog,” which is a hot dog of Kayem beef, semi-mashed Cheetos, nacho cheese, chopped bacon, jalapeños, and diced red onions

the Houston Astros have created “La Pina Dog”, an all-beef hot dog, grilled and topped with fresh smoked pineapple, candied jalapeños and teriyaki glaze.

the Milwaukee Brewers are adding several creations this season, including the “Chili Cheese Dog”, “Wisconsin on My Mind Dog”, “Milwaukee Dog”, “Dog and Pony Show” and a “Badger State Dog”.

the Oakland Athletics created a hometown classic: “The Oaktown Dog,” which is topped with chili, cheese, and grilled onions.

the Pittsburgh Pirates will try a “Reuben Dog,” with Smallman Street Deli corned beef, kraut, thousand island dressing, and Swiss cheese on a Martin’s potato roll.

the Texas Rangers will add a mouth-watering “Cornbread Chili Pie Dog”, an all Angus Texas Chili beef hot dog with fresh cornbread as the bun, topped with Texas Chili, shredded cheddar cheese and Ricos Jalapenos.

To learn more about annual consumption data, facts and the culture of hot dogs and sausages, visit

About the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council: Established in 1994 by the American Meat Institute, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council serves as a source of information for consumers and the media on issues related to quality, safety, nutrition and the preparation of hot dogs and sausages. . The Council also celebrates hot dogs and sausages as iconic American foods.

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