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leethebard
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Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 5:13 PM
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http://finance.yahoo.com/...ot-dogs-173515942.html
 
According to this,  hotdog sales, all around, are down the last few years. Do you notice this change in your area? I think things are steady in Jersey!! If this is true, why? Hot dogs, even quality ones, are generally cheaper than many other barbecue and picnic choices. It's still a fairly cheap meal choice!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 6:06 PM
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One should take care never eat on a regular basis, hot dogs laden with sodium, nitrates and made with lips, snouts, and tails, etc.
 
Personally, I only buy hot dogs made with organic ingredients that are uncured and nitrate free. Such as........
http://www.applegate.com/...s/natural-beef-hot-dog
 
They are delicious and, cost less than major supermarket brands!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 7:07 PM
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It because good hot dogs cost $5.00 per pack. Budget Hot Dogs like Ball Park etc... Taste like crap. In Ohio its actually tough to find a Natural Casing Hot Dog. In Wal-Mart, Kroger and other big chains its tough to even find a good tasting Hot Dog. Ball Park was once edible now its horrible. Especially over the past 5 years. heck even a lb of Bologna is almost $6 dollars. Also the only way young people cook is with a Microwave. Ever eat a Microwave Hot Dog? Ever eat a second one?...Russ

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 7:18 PM
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Maybe this will help a bit cost wise.
http://www.applegate.com/coupons

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 9:06 PM
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I noticed that both Kroger and Meijer stock Applegate.  I will be checking them out shortly.  Thanks for the tip Twinwillow.
 

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 9:33 PM
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NYPIzzaNut, you're most welcome. Wholefoods carry's them as well as most all health food stores. They're as tasty as anything out there. 

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 10:58 PM
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Isn't that an old myth about hot dogs being made out of lips and snouts? Besides, at a Parisian restaurant you'd probably have to pay extra for the Lips & Snouts, n'est pas?
 
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Sun, 06/30/13 11:18 PM
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I guess the next time I'm in Paris, I'll order the less expensive cuts like ribeye, filet, and strips. I can't afford to pay extra for lips, snouts, and tails.


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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 7:31 AM
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I buy fewer hot dogs as the only ones we will eat( Hebrew National) are expensive. I have to wait til they go on sale, and that is few and far between. We also like Vienna and Nathans, but they are even more costly.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 7:52 AM
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It's not the cost of the hotdogs, but the cost of bad health.
I'm over 50 and I can tell you, be careful with salty, fatty food.
I LOVE good dogs, just had some char grilled Saugys on Saturday,
but maybe one or two for the 4th. and I'm done till Labor day.
We Americans have to grow up, and stop growing OUT!
 
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 7:56 AM
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I don't think there's any one reason. Beef has gone up for one. People are being scared by the media into thinking hot dogs are evil. They're not health food, but eating in moderation is ok. Some school cafeterias have banned hot dogs. Better to give kids condoms but prohibit them from enjoying hot dogs I guess. I'm glad I grew up when I did. We had pizza for lunch in school every Friday. The cafeteria also served hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, meatloaf, and gave you a choice of eating something "healthier". And there were fewer obese kids back then because we were out playing baseball all day, not video games.
 
While Americans may be eating less hot dogs, they are eating better quality ones. Hot dogs have become trendy. Just look at all the new places opening that serve the dreaded,  pretentious "haute dogs."

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 8:12 AM
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Thanks John...well said.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 8:49 AM
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Meijers now carries Koegel's. They are reasonably priced and my favorite....Russ
http://www.koegelmeats.com/
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 8:55 AM
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I don't think there's any one reason. Beef has gone up for one. People are being scared by the media into thinking hot dogs are evil. They're not health food, but eating in moderation is ok. Some school cafeterias have banned hot dogs. Better to give kids condoms but prohibit them from enjoying hot dogs I guess. I'm glad I grew up when I did. We had pizza for lunch in school every Friday. The cafeteria also served hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, meatloaf, and gave you a choice of eating something "healthier". And there were fewer obese kids back then because we were out playing baseball all day, not video games.

While Americans may be eating less hot dogs, they are eating better quality ones. Hot dogs have become trendy. Just look at all the new places opening that serve the dreaded,  pretentious "haute dogs."

And take a good look at many of us today.
PORTION size affects weight far more than exercise.
I feel we're slowly realizing we cannot afford to continue to eat so much unhealthy
food. I hope.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 9:04 AM
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Well, it's up to us to make our own choices. This was never a big deal years ago. I'm an adult and can eat ice cream for every meal if I want, but I won't. I just pray that it doesn't result in more government intrusion. Like Bloomberg in N.Y. making it illegal to sell a large soda.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 10:31 AM
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We need to stop villifying the Hotdog. John is so right. Everything in moderation, Just look at our posted food pictures and read of the road food we love...then look at the health issues ..we'd be posting pictures of cottage cheese...are people eating less bacon?.....oh God,the health benifits of our beloved bacon!!! Beloved barbecue...check the fat and sugar content there....Icecream...etc. Need I go on...Enjoy everything...You don't have to eat hotdogs once a summer...enjoy...but eat all the food we love in moderation. If there is a dip in hot dog sales,I,for one, don't think the main reason is we're worried about our health!!!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 10:35 AM
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I mentioned it in another thread, but, at least around here in northern NJ, the Hillshire Farm and Johnsonville sausages, which freeze rather nicely, are frequently on sale for $2.50/$3.00 for a 14 ounce (recently reduced from 16 oz) pack of 6. Making them cheaper than even the lowest end hot dogs.
 
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 10:50 AM
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I for one am tired of the food police, the fashion police, the cigarette police etc.   We're all adults here (you would think) and should know what is moderation. Oops, wait we may not all be adults except chronologically.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 11:31 AM
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I buy maybe 2 pkgs. of hot dogs a year, Nathan's skinless beef franks for MH.  I once went to my veal purveyor to pick up my order and saw a bucket of scrap........silver skin, gristle, tendon, etc. and asked, "What's this for?  Stock?"  He replied, "Nope.  Hot dogs."  That did it for me.  I didn't eat a hot dog for years.  I occasionally eat one at Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in New Brighton, PA and at Phillip's in Columbus, but that's about it.   

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 12:31 PM
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Personally, I think it may have to do with a slight shift in people's eating habits. People are leaning more towards eating healthier meats, less processed food, and food with fewer chemical ingredients in them. In general foods that are healthier processed. Since hot dogs are very processed and may include ingredients that some people can view as being harmful to your health, that may be a reason as to why people are eating them less. I personally rarely eat hot dogs for these reasons. I still enjoy a good hot dog on the grill during summer months but I refrain from eating them a lot and also buy brands such as applegate.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 12:31 PM
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Personally, I think it may have to do with a slight shift in people's eating habits. People are leaning more towards eating healthier meats, less processed food, and food with fewer chemical ingredients in them. In general foods that are healthier processed. Since hot dogs are very processed and may include ingredients that some people can view as being harmful to your health, that may be a reason as to why people are eating them less. I personally rarely eat hot dogs for these reasons. I still enjoy a good hot dog on the grill during summer months but I refrain from eating them a lot and also buy brands such as applegate.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 1:27 PM
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lleechef


I buy maybe 2 pkgs. of hot dogs a year, Nathan's skinless beef franks for MH.  I once went to my veal purveyor to pick up my order and saw a bucket of scrap........silver skin, gristle, tendon, etc. and asked, "What's this for?  Stock?"  He replied, "Nope.  Hot dogs."  That did it for me.  I didn't eat a hot dog for years.  I occasionally eat one at Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in New Brighton, PA and at Phillip's in Columbus, but that's about it.   

That's exactly the point I was making above. And it only reinforces my reason for eating Applegate's organic hot dogs. Made from full cuts only! And none of the offaly bad stuff. Yes, pun intended!
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 2:00 PM
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I never thought we would be pushing healthy dogs on roadfood. Has anyone tried deep frying a Applegate's organic hot dogs? If yes has anyone tried frying them in Lard?...Russ
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 2:08 PM
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I'm not pushing this but I go to a place that takes a quarter pound dog, wraps it in bacon, deep fries it and covers it with cheese, chili and a fried egg. Can't get any healthier than that!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 2:21 PM
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brisketboy


I'm not pushing this but I go to a place that takes a quarter pound dog, wraps it in bacon, deep fries it and covers it with cheese, chili and a fried egg. Can't get any healthier than that!

 
I think I'll order that for my last meal!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 2:30 PM
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Ask James Gandolfini's son, if eating healthy isn't important.
People hopefully, are starting to cut down on JUNK food.
I've never tried Applegate farms dogs, but why the hell not?

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 2:39 PM
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brickie


Ask James Gandolfini's son, if eating healthy isn't important.
People hopefully, are starting to cut down on JUNK food.
I've never tried Applegate farms dogs, but why the hell not?

 
I am sure a lot of things helped cause his early demise. Food might have been one of them. We are all going to die eventually. Going through life and not eating a Detroit Coney would be bad. I hope he had a great meal with his Son before he checked out....Russ
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:03 PM
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I don't think a hot dog caused Mr. Gandolfini's death. Again, it's my choice and my life. I used to get on my father for smoking. I finally stopped. Why should I deprive him of something he enjoys so much. Life is short enough even if you live to be a hundred. My father is pushing 80. I let him enjoy what he likes. He is healthy. My younger brother on the other hand died in his early 40's. You never know when your time will be up. Might as well enjoy, at least in moderation. Most dogs billed as healthy don't taste good. I enjoy deep fried (in lard) hot dogs from Rutt's Hut and won't let anyone try to talk me out of, scare me out of, or deprive me of them. I wonder what those who are so concerned about eating healthy are doing on a site like this anyway.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:08 PM
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Russ Jackson


brickie


Ask James Gandolfini's son, if eating healthy isn't important.
People hopefully, are starting to cut down on JUNK food.
I've never tried Applegate farms dogs, but why the hell not?


I am sure a lot of things helped cause his early demise. Food might have been one of them. We are all going to die eventually. Going through life and not eating a Detroit Coney would be bad. I hope he had a great meal with his Son before he checked out....Russ
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/What-Would-Be-Your-Last-Meal-m358625.aspx

My point is, people are beginning to realize the importance of diet, hence the slowdown of hot dog consumption.
"We are all going to die eventually" is really a childish statement at the very least.
 

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:12 PM
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I don't think a hot dog caused Mr. Gandolfini's death. Again, it's my choice and my life. I used to get on my father for smoking. I finally stopped. Why should I deprive him of something he enjoys so much. Life is short enough even if you live to be a hundred. My father is pushing 80. I let him enjoy what he likes. He is healthy. My younger brother on the other hand died in his early 40's. You never know when your time will be up. Might as well enjoy, at least in moderation. Most dogs billed as healthy don't taste good. I enjoy deep fried (in lard) hot dogs from Rutt's Hut and won't let anyone try to talk me out of, scare me out of, or deprive me of them. I wonder what those who are so concerned about eating healthy are doing on a site like this anyway.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:14 PM
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Sorry for the double post. Didn't see the first one.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:23 PM
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We eat more of them then we probably should. I generally grab one from the vendor outside Home Depot with red onion sauce and deli mustard. We also like beanie wienies and have that close to once a week. I'm really more concerned about the fat, sat fat, sodium content etc than anything else. The ones we use in beanie wienies are Publix jumbo beef which have 180cal, 18g fat, 6g sat fat and 540mg sodium. We have two each so the fat, sat fat and sodium  amount to around 50-60 % of daily totals. Don't feel like that's overboard.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:27 PM
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John, I TRULY admire you, and your love of hot dogs.
I don't believe anyone is saying a hot dog killed Mr. G.
It is a lifestyle of course. I'm just saying, Americans in
general are realizing the important s of a healthy diet,
which hot dogs are not.
Peace out!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:32 PM
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I think John summed it up. It's about moderation and choices. This site celebrates The Road, Restaurants, and FOOD. If we buy dogs it's Vienna/Hebrew/Nathens/Klements beef (unless I'm in Maine, then it's a steamed RED snappy dog) premium variety. Obviously, I should be choosing a more healthy option like.....Fried Chicken and Mac n' Cheese.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 3:42 PM
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Hey Twin, last time I had that dog I also had a side of pulled pork mac and cheese. That is it's own brand of misery, for hours.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 4:01 PM
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brickie


Russ Jackson


brickie


Ask James Gandolfini's son, if eating healthy isn't important.
People hopefully, are starting to cut down on JUNK food.
I've never tried Applegate farms dogs, but why the hell not?


I am sure a lot of things helped cause his early demise. Food might have been one of them. We are all going to die eventually. Going through life and not eating a Detroit Coney would be bad. I hope he had a great meal with his Son before he checked out....Russ
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/What-Would-Be-Your-Last-Meal-m358625.aspx

My point is, people are beginning to realize the importance of diet, hence the slowdown of hot dog consumption.
"We are all going to die eventually" is really a childish statement at the very least.


It may be childish but it is true. If you eat too much of anything its bad. Not enough exercise is bad. Heck the 55 hours of work in a high stress job is most likely the worst. Got to mix it up. You have to live and eat. I think you playing the recent dead guy card was childish.  Personally I think the family unit has continued to break down and people BBQ with the family less. 10 years ago 4th of July was a huge event and 20 years ago almost everyone had a party or picnic. When was the last time you went to a Family Picnic? Let alone a Church Picnic.  It has become less important through the years. If the food police had there way Hot Dogs would be banned. 
 
Do you think the decrease of Hot Dog sales has something to do with adding Chicken or Turkey to them creating a mushy, tasteless, tube of mystery meat? The advent of the cheap Hot Dog has not helped either. I have to stop the rant right now and take an aspirin because my chest is getting tight. I hope its just heartburn from the 3 Bacon,Chili and Cheese Dogs I ate earlier. I am coming Elizabeth....Russ 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwPZu9L-CP0
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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 5:03 PM
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"I'm coming, Elizabeth" LMFAO!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 5:14 PM
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Twinwillow


lleechef


I buy maybe 2 pkgs. of hot dogs a year, Nathan's skinless beef franks for MH.  I once went to my veal purveyor to pick up my order and saw a bucket of scrap........silver skin, gristle, tendon, etc. and asked, "What's this for?  Stock?"  He replied, "Nope.  Hot dogs."  That did it for me.  I didn't eat a hot dog for years.  I occasionally eat one at Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in New Brighton, PA and at Phillip's in Columbus, but that's about it.   

That's exactly the point I was making above. And it only reinforces my reason for eating Applegate's organic hot dogs. Made from full cuts only! And none of the offaly bad stuff. Yes, pun intended!


Whenever I see the word organic appended to foodstuffs I immediately head in another direction. Organic merely means the same thing for more money.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 5:23 PM
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Does anyone really believe hot dogs are lower quality then they were years ago. That's just living in a fantasy world. Hot dogs have always been some of the lowest quality products out there.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 5:25 PM
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Absurd. 

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 5:39 PM
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Russ Jackson


brickie


Russ Jackson


brickie


Ask James Gandolfini's son, if eating healthy isn't important.
People hopefully, are starting to cut down on JUNK food.
I've never tried Applegate farms dogs, but why the hell not?


I am sure a lot of things helped cause his early demise. Food might have been one of them. We are all going to die eventually. Going through life and not eating a Detroit Coney would be bad. I hope he had a great meal with his Son before he checked out....Russ
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/What-Would-Be-Your-Last-Meal-m358625.aspx

My point is, people are beginning to realize the importance of diet, hence the slowdown of hot dog consumption.
"We are all going to die eventually" is really a childish statement at the very least.


It may be childish but it is true. If you eat too much of anything its bad. Not enough exercise is bad. Heck the 55 hours of work in a high stress job is most likely the worst. Got to mix it up. You have to live and eat. I think you playing the recent dead guy card was childish.  Personally I think the family unit has continued to break down and people BBQ with the family less. 10 years ago 4th of July was a huge event and 20 years ago almost everyone had a party or picnic. When was the last time you went to a Family Picnic? Let alone a Church Picnic.  It has become less important through the years. If the food police had there way Hot Dogs would be banned. 

Do you think the decrease of Hot Dog sales has something to do with adding Chicken or Turkey to them creating a mushy, tasteless, tube of mystery meat? The advent of the cheap Hot Dog has not helped either. I have to stop the rant right now and take an aspirin because my chest is getting tight. I hope its just heartburn from the 3 Bacon,Chili and Cheese Dogs I ate earlier. I am coming Elizabeth....Russ 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwPZu9L-CP0

Just responding to an idiotic statement. My dad died at 44 yrs. old in 1984 from a heart attack due to poor health practices.
There is no way to share the amount of loss, his needless early death caused so many innocents.
To say " You got to die eventually" is a selfish, CHILDISH remark.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 6:16 PM
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brickie


Russ Jackson


brickie


Russ Jackson


brickie


Ask James Gandolfini's son, if eating healthy isn't important.
People hopefully, are starting to cut down on JUNK food.
I've never tried Applegate farms dogs, but why the hell not?


I am sure a lot of things helped cause his early demise. Food might have been one of them. We are all going to die eventually. Going through life and not eating a Detroit Coney would be bad. I hope he had a great meal with his Son before he checked out....Russ
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/What-Would-Be-Your-Last-Meal-m358625.aspx

My point is, people are beginning to realize the importance of diet, hence the slowdown of hot dog consumption.
"We are all going to die eventually" is really a childish statement at the very least.


It may be childish but it is true. If you eat too much of anything its bad. Not enough exercise is bad. Heck the 55 hours of work in a high stress job is most likely the worst. Got to mix it up. You have to live and eat. I think you playing the recent dead guy card was childish.  Personally I think the family unit has continued to break down and people BBQ with the family less. 10 years ago 4th of July was a huge event and 20 years ago almost everyone had a party or picnic. When was the last time you went to a Family Picnic? Let alone a Church Picnic.  It has become less important through the years. If the food police had there way Hot Dogs would be banned. 

Do you think the decrease of Hot Dog sales has something to do with adding Chicken or Turkey to them creating a mushy, tasteless, tube of mystery meat? The advent of the cheap Hot Dog has not helped either. I have to stop the rant right now and take an aspirin because my chest is getting tight. I hope its just heartburn from the 3 Bacon,Chili and Cheese Dogs I ate earlier. I am coming Elizabeth....Russ 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwPZu9L-CP0

Just responding to an idiotic statement. My dad died at 44 yrs. old in 1984 from a heart attack due to poor health practices.
There is no way to share the amount of loss, his needless early death caused so many innocents.
To say " You got to die eventually" is a selfish, CHILDISH remark.

 
Are you actually playing the Dead Dad Card now? Whats next? If you are very quiet they say you can actually hear the hardening of the arteries on this site. Why do you even come to this site? Have you seen the front page alone. 
 
#1 Cream pies are the specialty of the house.
#2 The "St. Joseph" is an elegant submarine sandwich: ribbons of good meats, a spritz of oil, and a hail of spice on an airy roll with tender crust.
#3 Keaton's chicken is unlike any other: slightly crisp, slightly caramelized, and shot through with the flavor of the house barbecue sauce. It is so good it made our tipster weep with joy.
#4 A pair of Papaya King dogs, well-dressed
#5 Being in Ohio, I couldn't resist the Buckeye sundae. This is chocolate peanut butter ice cream, hot fudge, a buckeye candy, whipped cream and, instead of nuts and a cherry, you get Reese's Pieces.
# 6 Not a trick photo. This is one Gus Balon cinnamon roll, about the size of a half-loaf of bread. It is presented warm with butter, and it is a meal unto itself.
#7 The day in Memphis of course features plenty of barbecue: pig sandwiches, ribs, bologna, even barbecue spaghetti and barbecue salad. We'll be hitting what many consider to be the best smoke house in town – Cozy Corner. Proprietor Desiree Robinson has long been a friend of Roadfood and said she is eager to greet us. We'll also be checking out Que at the Germantown Commissary and at Central Barbecue. And somewhere in the middle of that, we'll vary the menu with a visit to the Cupboard, which is known for its southern-style vegetables and superb pies.
#8 Speaking of pies, of course we will be eating plenty on Saturday in Arkansas, which connoisseurs consider to be home to some of the nation's finest pies. In addition to eating more fantastic barbecue in Hot Springs – at Stubby's and McClard's – we will be spending time in Little Rock as special guests of the National Cheese Dip Festival and Competition. And we will be dining at the magnificent Doe's Eat Place.
 
How do you even get by the first page? ...Russ

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 6:32 PM
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Whenever I see the word organic appended to foodstuffs I immediately head in another direction. Organic merely means the same thing for more money.

Michael, I respect your right & privilege to consume as many chemicals and pesticides as you wish. But, that's where I immediately head in another direction.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 6:34 PM
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Does anyone really believe hot dogs are lower quality then they were years ago. That's just living in a fantasy world. Hot dogs have always been some of the lowest quality products out there.

Maybe not all but, most!

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 6:44 PM
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There are many high quality franks out there. Small regional producers as well as pork stores and butchers that use premium meats.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 7:14 PM
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Not many in Dallas. Maybe two. Just two. Rudolph's Meat Market and Kuby's. And that's about it!
http://rudolphsmarket.com/
http://www.kubys.com/

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 8:17 PM
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We had relatives visit from Milwaukee recently, so now our freezer is stocked with Usinger's bratwurst and natural casing franks. I'm eating healthier than I used, buying local organic fruits and vegetables, and cutting a lot of the nasty stuff, like high-fructose corn syrup, out of my diet. But I won't cut things I enjoy, like brats and hot dogs, especially from Usinger's. It really is all about balance and moderation. Nobody knows how long they'll live or what will ultimately kill them. That's why my all-time favorite bumper sticker/t-shirt slogan is, "Eat Heathy, Stay Fit & Die Anyway."

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 9:00 PM
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Hey Twin, last time I had that dog I also had a side of pulled pork mac and cheese. That is it's own brand of misery, for hours.

 
Yeah but like I said, if it's your last meal, what does it matter? You'll soon be out of your misery.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 9:06 PM
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John, I TRULY admire you, and your love of hot dogs.
I don't believe anyone is saying a hot dog killed Mr. G.
It is a lifestyle of course. I'm just saying, Americans in
general are realizing the important s of a healthy diet,
which hot dogs are not.
Peace out!

I admit that I eat more hot dogs than I should. Recently I've limited it to once a week for hot dogs. It's fine that many are persuing a healthy diet. We all know the risks and consequences. I just get uncomforyable when I sense government intrusion and being told what to do.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 9:46 PM
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I don't think a hot dog caused Mr. Gandolfini's death. Again, it's my choice and my life. I used to get on my father for smoking. I finally stopped. Why should I deprive him of something he enjoys so much. Life is short enough even if you live to be a hundred. My father is pushing 80. I let him enjoy what he likes. He is healthy. My younger brother on the other hand died in his early 40's. You never know when your time will be up. Might as well enjoy, at least in moderation. Most dogs billed as healthy don't taste good. I enjoy deep fried (in lard) hot dogs from Rutt's Hut and won't let anyone try to talk me out of, scare me out of, or deprive me of them. I wonder what those who are so concerned about eating healthy are doing on a site like this anyway.

Yes...Yes...Yes...

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/1/13 10:01 PM
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Well back to the original topic. I really don't know why people are eating less hotdogs these days. I certainly don't believe for an instant it has anything to do with eating healthier. Places like McD and Taco bell continue to pack em in by the millions.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. Applegate dogs - Fri, 07/5/13 12:22 PM
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Twinwillow


NYPIzzaNut, you're most welcome. Wholefoods carry's them as well as most all health food stores. They're as tasty as anything out there. 

It turns out that our local Kroger in Mt Orab only stocks their bacon.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. Applegate dogs - Fri, 07/5/13 2:56 PM
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My point originally was a cost issue....and it still is. Tonight, however, we are having Vienna franks on rye buns thanks to my constiuents from Ohio. Now if only I could get them to send me peach ice cream.....

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. Applegate dogs - Fri, 07/5/13 3:19 PM
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Coming up -- just as soon as I can find a container that won't leak.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/8/13 1:03 PM
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Didn't know there was a slump in sales.Talked to my sister and brother in law last night.Ross was telling me that the Weinermobile was at the Stop N'Shop .Now where it is in Piermont,Ny don't know. Anyhow, they got me a weinie whistle,and the store was handing out free hot dogs.I found some places around here that sell Applegate hotdogs. However,I need to either go to the two new Braunfels H.E.B.s, or  some of the other ones.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/8/13 10:21 PM
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brickie


John, I TRULY admire you, and your love of hot dogs.
I don't believe anyone is saying a hot dog killed Mr. G.
It is a lifestyle of course. I'm just saying, Americans in
general are realizing the important s of a healthy diet,
which hot dogs are not.
Peace out!

I admit that I eat more hot dogs than I should. Recently I've limited it to once a week for hot dogs. It's fine that many are persuing a healthy diet. We all know the risks and consequences. I just get uncomforyable when I sense government intrusion and being told what to do.

HOW CAN YOU SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT JOHN?
AS SOON AS THE GOVERNMENT MADE CIGARETTE COMPANIES PUT WARNING LABELS ON CIGARETTE PACKS AND CARTONS AND THEIR ADVERTISING, EVERYONE QUIT SMOKING!!!!
EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR US! 

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Mon, 07/8/13 11:16 PM
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I recently commissioned a survey to determine whether there was any truth to reports that fewer hot dogs are being eaten these days. It turns out that those reports are quite wrong. According to the survey organization I commissioned I am eating just as many hot dogs as ever.

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Tue, 07/9/13 12:18 AM
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I recently commissioned a survey to determine whether there was any truth to reports that fewer hot dogs are being eaten these days. It turns out that those reports are quite wrong. According to the survey organization I commissioned I am eating just as many hot dogs as ever.

 


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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Tue, 07/9/13 9:06 PM
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I've always wanted to try Applegate, but they're expensive.
 
I can't believe some people even like Ball Park. I won't say they're horrible.. I mean when they're on sale for $2.49 a pack I buy the all beef ones. But, if I had a choice I wouldn't buy them. My Grandmother loves them for some reason. For many years she thought our favorite Texas Weiner used Sabrett's when they actually use Grote & Weigel. Those are my favorite.
 
The reason, though, I haven't eaten as many hot dogs lately? Well, few things. I moved away from where I grew up. Around there we had atleast 6 or 7 Texas Weiner's not far from each other. Down in my area there's nothing close by since I'm in the middle of the pine barrens. It's about 25 minutes to Jo Jo's Italian Hot Dogs or Wunder Weiner.

The other reason is I lost touch with my Dad for the past 20 years or so. His side of the family had a pool in the back yard, and lots of brothers and sisters. We'd BBQ almost every weekend or two. If it wasn't at my Grandmother's close by it'd be at an Aunt/Uncle's house in the country. Everyone would chip in, so really it didn't cost much for each person.
 
 

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Re:Why Americans are eating fewer hotdogs. - Thu, 08/15/13 6:14 PM
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Had three "all the way" @ Olneyville today.
I'll hit the gym tomorrow!

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