Hot Dog Survey: Mustard Named Most Popular Condiment

It’s National Hot Dog Day. And over the summer months, people tend to enjoy hot dogs fairly often at events like cookouts, baseball games and outdoor festivals. But with so many different brands, toppings and types of hot dogs, there are plenty of different ways for people to enjoy them. So what are people’s favorite types of hot dogs? And how often do people tend to eat them?

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Hot Dog Opinions

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 56% of respondents said they have a generally positive opinion of hot dogs. Just 19% don’t like them. And 24% are neutral about them.

Just 4% of respondents said they eat hot dogs multiple times per week. 10% eat them about once per week. 22% eat them a few times per month. 19% just eat them about once per month. 23% said they eat hot dogs just a few times per year. 13% rarely ever eat them. And 9% never do.

Different Toppings

Thee are so many different ways for people to enjoy their favorite hot dogs. But most people tend to enjoy the classic toppings. 67% of respondents said they like to put mustard on their hot dogs. 54% like ketchup. 44% like to put onions and chili on their hot dogs. 39% like relish. 38% like cheese. 9% named other toppings such as saurkraut and peppers. And just 6% said they like to eat hot dogs with no toppings or condiments.

Favorite Brands

There are also plenty of different hot dog brands that people can choose from. The most popular brands mentioned by respondents include Oscar Meyer, Ballpark, Hebrew National and Nathan’s.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Hot Dogs_02 from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on July 21 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.