This past weekend was the unofficial start to summer, which means it's officially hot dog season again.
A new survey by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council . . . the NHDSC, if you're hip . . . asked people how to make the best dog.
Not surprisingly, the vast majority of people prefer their hotdogs GRILLED. 75% say they like them grilled, compared to 9% who like them best over a campfire . . . 6% prefer 'em boiled . . . 3% like them to be steamed . . . and 2% are cool with the microwave.
The #1 topping was MUSTARD. That's interesting, because people were NOT as excited about having mustard on their burgers in another recent poll.
Ketchup was the second most-essential topping, followed by onions, relish, chili, cheese, sauerkraut, mayo, bacon, jalapenos, and coleslaw.
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