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Mustard Tops List of America's Favorite Hot Dog Toppings

Charlotte-based JJ's Red Hots releases annual Top Ten Hot Dog Toppings list ahead of Fourth of July weekend.

Move over, ketchup!

This Fourth of July weekend, it's estimated that Americans will consume 150 million Hot Dogs. That's enough to stretch from Washington, DC to Los Angeles more than five times. And according to recent data, the red stuff doesn't make the cut.

Charlotte-based JJ's Red Hots, an award-winning upscale Hot Dog and sausage brand, released its annual study of the top ten Hot Dog toppings Friday, and it looks like most America's favorite Hot Dog condiment is... mustard!

The findings are based on three years of the brand's sales data.

“People are getting more and more experimental with their toppings," said JJ's owner founder and noted ketchup loather, Jonathan Luther. "It seems that the dreaded ‘Foodie’ movement is creeping its way into the mainstream.”

Luther believes customers will say 'hold the ketchup' when presented with more diverse and appealing options.

Here's how Americans love their Hot Dogs, in order of preference:

1. Mustard
2. Onions
3. Chili
4. Slaw
5. Pimento Cheese
6. Relish/Pickles
7. Bacon
8. Sauerkraut
9. Salsa
10. Caramelized Onions

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