Thursday, March 12, 2009

20 Billion Hot Dogs

According to Southwest Magazine and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans eat 20 billion hot dogs each year. That means we eat about 633 hot dogs per second.

Those astronomical numbers don't even include hot dog sales from Wal-Mart, sporting events, or street vendors - all of which do not disclose sales data.

What does this mean for me and you? Well, its means different things to different people. But one thing is for sure: Despite a recession, people are still eating, they are still spending money on food, and they are making food companies filthy rich.

If people are buying this many hot dogs, imagine how many hamburgers, loaves of bread, and cartons of milk are being sold. Imagine how many bags of chips, bags of candy, and bags of sugar are being sold.

As entrepreneurs, maybe we should consider getting into the food industry. Or maybe this just means that we should explore more simple ideas.

Whatever it means to you, it will vary - but it does mean something.

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