Surprising Number Of Americans Use Strange Condiment On Hot Dog

By Jason Hall

June 13, 2024

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Multiple polls conducted in recent years showed a surprising number of Americans have admitted to putting mayonnaise on hot dogs.

A 2021 survey conducted by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and the North American Meat Institute showed that 19% of Americans preferred their hot dogs with mayonnaise, a percentage duplicated in a 2022 poll by Martin's Famous Potato Rolls and Bread. Several hot dog and mayo enthusiasts have also recently taken to social media to complain about their lack of representation, which included a TikTok user revealing that she brought her own bottle from home to put on her Costco food court hot dog since the store doesn't offer the condiment in packets.

@anabelmadrigal

like not even the little pack of mayo, WHAT IS THE REASON ?! 😫😫😫 i also dont like mayo THAT much but it hits different on a hotdog >> 😫 #costco #costcofood #hotdog #mayo #humor #fyp #diy #food

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“Like not even the little pack of mayo, WHAT IS THE REASON ?! 😫😫😫 I also don't like mayo THAT much but it hits different on a hotdog,” she wrote in the caption of the post.

Hellmann's, the top-selling mayonnaise brand in the U.S., acknowledged the recent trend and teased a pocket-size refillable mayo dispenser on its Instagram account referred to as 'Project M.'

“It’s come to our attention that some of you are bringing your own mayo to hot dog spots where mayo isn’t offered,” the company wrote in its caption. “So today, we’re announcing the development of the Mini Mayo Dispenser: an innovative, miniaturized mayo delivery device designed to support mayo-on-dog lovers everywhere–especially consumers of our friends’ iconic, delicious, and beloved $1.50 hot dogs.”

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