Summer is the most popular time to eat a hot dog. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat more than 7 billion. Oscar Meyer surveyed America to find out how we like to dress our dogs; mustard is the number one condiment, followed by ketchup, and onions. WWAY's John Rendleman relished this opportunity to find out how Wilmington likes their dogs. Effie's Cruisin Kitchen sells a boatload of hot dogs every Friday night in downtown Wilmington. However, those at Effie's disagree with the Oscar Meyer survey. "Most people like chili. Young people like cheese, and ketchup and mustard,” said Effie Sparrow. Julian Lang added, “A lot of people like with chili, ketchup and slaw and cheese, the Juliano Dog." Down at Sabrett's, you can chill under an umbrella with your hot dog. Chris Gladden says it's seven inches of fun on a bun. "Our number one seller is the Italian sausage with sauerkraut and mustard. It's been our number one seller since day number one." Trolly Stop has a handful of hot dog locations in the Cape Fear region. The popular choice is the North Caroling Dog... mustard, chili and slaw. "Pretty southern traditional hot dog; spicy mustard, chili and some slaw. It's just a southern thing, I don't think a lot of other people eat slaw,” said Carson Antis of Trolly Stop. And for John’s favorite… you’ll have to check out the video to see him enjoy his “heart-healthy” Rendledog.
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