Did you know that hot dogs and mustard were both introduced in 1904 at the St. Louis Worlds Fair? Ever since that time, hot dogs along with Mustard have been an integral part of America’s family summer celebrations – from ballgames and backyard barbeques to picnics and state fairs. In 1915, French’s Mustard made baseball a permanent part of its heritage by incorporating its name into the iconic red pennant we know today. So as you gather family and friends to mark America’s birthday, remember that July is National Hot Dog Month and celebrate with hot dogs and French’s, America’s #1 selling mustard.
Why not revisit French’s storied history as hot dog’s favorite topping and join in celebrating the people we love, the moments we treasure and the food we savor. In honor of America’s birthday and National Hot Dog Month, you can also try these recipes below that offer a twist on the traditional hot dog or visit www.frenchs.com for additional recipes. In the meantime, see how much you and your friends really know about the classic summer refreshment and check out these facts & figures:
Fun Facts about Hot Dogs and Mustard:
· 2.3 billion hot dogs are consumed during National Hot Dog Month which occurs in July
· During hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 7 billion hot dogs are consumed which translates to 818 hot dogs every second during that time period
· Mustard is the number one hot-dog topping in America
· On July 4th, Americans will enjoy 155 million hot dogs—enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. over five times
· Every year, Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each
· Classic Yellow mustard is 100% natural with zero calories, making it one of the healthiest condiment
1839- Baseball invented by Abner Doubleday
1903 – The inaugural World Series between the National League (formed in 1876) and American League (formed in 1900) champs.
1904- French’s Cream Salad (yellow) Mustard introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
1915- French’s Pennant became the brand’s official logo.
1926- Reckitt and Coleman purchased RT French Company.
2000- Reckitt and Coleman changed its name to Reckitt Benckiser, the current parent company of French’s Mustard.
2004- French’s Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Classic Yellow Mustard
2010- Today French’s Mustard offers Spicy Brown, Honey, Honey Dijon, and Horseradish flavors in addition to its Classic Yellow Mustard and new Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.