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Top 10 hot dog toppings

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Top 10 hot dog toppings

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 3, 2014

Americans are expected to eat more than 155 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July and now we know what the top 10 toppings will be on those hot dogs.

Mustard is No. 1, according to JJ's Red Hots in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company came up with the list based on two years of the brand's sales data.

Here are the top 10:

1. Mustard
2. Onions
3. Chili
4. Slaw
5. Ketchup
6. Relish/Pickles
7. Bacon
8. Sauerkraut
9. Cheese
10. Hot Relish

Mustard is the No. 1 choice for adults although children prefer ketchup. New York hot dogs are usually served with mustard and steamed onions and traditional Chicago hot dogs are served with mustard, relish, onions and tomato slices.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans consume more than seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That equals out to 60 dogs per year for every single American.

Here are the top 10 hot dogs according to the taste testers at GQ Magazine:

1. Nathan's Beef Hot Dogs
2. Trader Joe's All Natural Uncured All Beef Hot Dogs
3. Hebrew National Beef Franks
4. Dietz & Watson original Deli Beef Franks
5. Kirkland Beef Hot Dogs
6. Boar's Head Beef Frankfurters
7. Niman Ranch Fearless Uncured Franks
8. Oscar Mayer Classic Weiners
9. Schaller & Weber Wieners
10. Applegate natural Uncured Beef Hot Dog

The top hot dog consuming cities in 2013 were:

1. Los Angeles
2. New York
3. Atlanta
4. Philadelphia
5. Chicago
6. Washington, D.C.
7. Boston
8. Detroit
9. Pittsburgh
10. San Francisco

RELATED: 20 ways to turn boring hot dogs into delicious beacons of patriotism

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.