Miami Loves Its Wieners: Survey

Miami is the 9th ranked hot dog consumer in the nation

By Todd Wright
|  Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 4:35 PM EDT
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Miami Loves Its Wieners: Survey

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Miamians can't get enough of processed meat stuffed in a wrap and placed in a bun.

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We're not sure if this is a list you want to be on, but Miami has cracked the top 10 of the most hot dog consuming cities in the nation.

Hold your applause.

The sausage lovers at the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, there is such a group) estimated Americans eat more than 7 billion hot dogs between Labor Day and Memorial Day, which is considered hot dog season.

Miamians spend about $29 million on the meat package. We estimate about $10 worth are purchased at Marlins games.

But just like everything else, Miami adds its own flavor to the dog, and that flavor definitely smells of of Latino heat, according to the survey.

"Known for its spicy flavor and hot temperatures, this city's "hot" dog is modeled after a Cuban recipe, which calls for lettuce, avocado, mojo sauce (a sauce combining garlic and olive oil) and pineapple," the survey said.

New York topped the list of hot dog lovers for the umpteenth year in a row.

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