Is there any doubt, Americans love hot dogs? They love them so much, in fact, that during “Hot Dog Season” – Memorial Day to Labor Day – Americans usually eat about 7 billion hot dogs, or 818 hot dogs a second. Surprisingly, Los Angeles residents consume the most hot dogs of any city. Less surprising, the airport where travelers bite up the most hot dogs – Chicago’s O’Hare International.
There’s just something undeniably delicious about an all-beef hot dog, especially when it’s cook to juicy perfection with a sweet and smoky flavor. One of the best tasting and understandably best-selling bargain hot dogs is the Bar-S Beef Frank. It’s an all-beef frank that can feed a crowd and save money that can go toward buying something important – like higher-quality liquors.
But as much as we love hot dogs, it’s important to be mindful of just how hot dogs can get in the summer. According to the Animal Protection Institute, if it’s 85 degrees out, the temperature inside a car, even with the windows left slightly open, can soar to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, and can reach 120 in just half an hour.
At those temperatures, dogs can easily fall victim to heatstroke and die. Working to keep dogs safe, Denice Pruett has invented an illustrated static cling window thermometer that she says “serves as an educational and safety tool.” The Too Hot for Spot thermometer, $13, is available directly through Pruett’s web site.