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Fourth of July Food: By the Numbers

Americans are set to break records for the amounts of food that will be consumed over the July 4 holiday.

Here is July 4th foods by the numbers:

  • 65.5% of Americans will attend a picnic on July 4
  • $7.15 billion will be spent on food
  • An average of 150 million hot dogs are consumed each July 4 weekend
  • Last year, Joey Chestnut broke the record for most hot dogs consumed at the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest with 70 in 10 minutes
  • Americans drink more beer on July 4 than any other holiday