Gringo Dog’s Announces 100% PURE VEGAN BEEF Hot Dogs

We make this promise to our customers, Gringo Dog’s cows are 100% VEGAN and have not and will never eat meat.
Gringo Dog’s only uses cows who are eco friendly,, they even have learned to recycle their own waste into food for the very plants they eat, becoming environmentally self sustainable.
Our grass and/or grain fed cows are happy mid-western raised cows, not like those fake Hollywood cows you see on TV.
Even though all of Gringo Dog’s cows have made the commitment needed to become a great Gringo Dog PURE VEGAN BEEF Hot Dog, many of our cows have retired from the marketing field at that Chicken Filet place, where they modeled for and promoted the of eating meat, they themselves are strictly VEGAN and regret selling out to the evils of Big Poultry. Being no longer of use to them Big Poultry sold them to us.
We honor their commitment to both being PURE VEGAN and our cause of providing all of the Americas the Highest Quality 100% PURE VEGAN BEEF HOT DOGS.

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Too Cold for Wednesday

Sorry folks but today never got above freezing.  We can have the water lines freezing up and shutting us down.

We will be up and running tomorrow, weather permitting.

Say you saw us on line and get your Hotdogs for $2 each

The weather is warming up. Come try a Gringo Dog’s Hotdog

As we get another warming trend this weekend. Get out and enjoy the weather and stop in to say hello and grab a bite.

Take the family out for a walk or a bike ride down the Fredrik Meijer trail along M-6 and stop at Division St and grab a Hot dog at Gringo Dogs Mobile Hot dog cat and a soda inside the Mobile Station.

We are located at 6350 S Division St in Cutlerville. We will be here Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 3PM unless we sell out again. Get here early and get a dog.

All BEEF Gringo dogs, steamed buns, Ketchup, Mustard, Relish

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Grand Opening WEEKEND!

From 10 am until 2pm in a breezy 20 degree day Gringo Dog’s opened the door for the first time. Not the success we had hoped for but not the season we wanted to start in either.

Alpine and Four Mile is where we will be, 10 am till 2pm is when. We would love it if you would stop in, say hello and maybe even grab a Hot dog. I would recommend our $7 meal deal of 2 dogs, chips and a drink.

1/8 lb all beef hot dogs on a steamed bun with your choice of 3 toppings (more coming soon) a bag of chips and a Coke. Not a bad meal for $7.00.

The cart froze up a but but the buns were steamed to perfection. Need to keep the water for the sinks from freezing in the line or especially in the point of use water heater. But I think this will be fun.

DONT FORGET…. COME SAY HI!

In 2016, consumers spent more than $2.4 billion on hot dogs in U.S. supermarkets.

Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city (more than 36 million pounds), beating out New York and Philadelphia.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport consumes SIX times more hot dogs, 725,000 more than Los Angeles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport combined.

On Independence Day, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times.

During peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period.

Los Angeles Dodger fans consumed 2.6 million hot dogs in 2016. Across the major leagues, fans enjoyed 19.4 million hot dogs during the 2016 season.


The Size and Scope of the U.S. Hot Dog Market

Supermarkets and school cafeterias, restaurants and concession stands hot dogs are served everywhere. And while it is difficult to offer a single precise answer as to the number of hot dogs sold and consumed each year, one thing is for sure: the market is more than a foot long.

The following information is comprised of retail scanner data at supermarkets and grocery stores and by estimates as to the number of hot dogs sold at places where barcodes are not used, such as corner stores, sporting events, carnivals, fairs and restaurants.

Retail Sales

Retail sales in major markets are collected when products are scanned at the checkout counter. Scanners read bar codes on uniform-weight products, like a package of ten to the pound branded wieners. The Nielsen Company records data of this kind.

According to data for the year 2016, nearly 1 billion pounds of hot dogs were sold at retail stores. That number represents more than $2.4 billion in retail sales.

Ballpark Consumption

According to the Council’s 2016 survey of hot dog and sausage consumption at major league ballparks in the United States, ballparks sold 19.4 million hot dogs this season. The baseball fans love of the hot dog is why all top ten hot dog consuming cities host MLB teams. This information is based on sales data for the previous year and expected attendance for the upcoming season.

Trends and Facts

Sales of hot dogs remain strong throughout the United States. Sales remained steady at the retail level, and other venues continue to post high sales as well, including airports, restaurants and ballparks.

Driving sales is the popularity of high protein foods and interest in natural and organic products. New products available are mostly brand favorites reformulated with a reduced fat content or increased protein content. New products in flavors such as honey and brown sugar, barbeque, Cajun, spicy and teriyaki have hit the market in the last few years. According to consumer research, convenient packaging, preparation and usage information are high priorities.

Consumers with larger households made up of older children in the Midwest and south continue to be the highest consumers of refrigerated packaged meat products. Sixty percent, mostly older consumers, of people surveyed said they preferred all beef hot dogs. Younger consumers preferred other products such as pork and chicken.

The vast majority of hot dogs are of the skinless variety, cooked inside a cellulose casing that is removed prior to packaging. Some hot dogs are produced in natural casings that are not removed, these feature the characteristic “snap” that many people enjoy. Most hot dogs are sold eight to a pound. Approximately 35 percent are offered in 10 to the pound packages.

While the hot dog is a popular entree across the country, consumption does vary by region. According to sales data for 2016, New Yorkers spent more money on hot dogs in retail stores ($101.7 million) than any other market in the country. Residents of Los Angeles came in second with $79.3 million spent on hot dogs.

The summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day continue to make up the “hot dog season.” Hot dog producers estimate that an average of 38 percent or $614 million of the total number of hot dogs are sold during this time. Ten percent of annual retail hot dog sales occur during July, which is designated as National Hot Dog Month.

Experts believe sales of the entire refrigerated processed meat category will continue to grow in the future.

Sources: The Nielsen Company


The Size and Scope of the U.S. Sausage Market-2015

Sausages are enjoying unprecedented sales in the United States, as new flavors, convenient products and many great tasting old standards have enjoyed steady category growth.

Retail sales of sausages in major markets are collected by aggregating products scanned at the checkout counter or through scanner wands used in some households. Scanners read bar codes on uniform-weight products, like a package of ten to the pound branded wieners. The numbers are tracked by reporting companies. Scan data collected in homes is projected across the population. However, many sausage products are sold as “random weight” items, meaning retail packages are not of uniform weight and often not tracked by scanners.

Dinner Sausage

According to figures for 2016, dinner sausage sales topped one billion pounds, a .9 percent increase with dollars spent exceeding $3.75 billion. Breakfast sausage/ham sales came in at more than 581.3 million in sales up 2.1 percent.

When it comes to sausage at ballparks, the San Francisco Giants were the sausage kings in 2016 with 475,000. The Giants are followed by the St. Louis Cardinals with 400,000 and the Boston Red Sox with 327,500. Overall, fans consumed more than 4.3 million sausages in 2016.

Unfortunately, there is a limited amount of data available about the sales of sausage in other foodservice outlets. However, foodservice sales of breakfast and dinner sausages are substantial.

Demographics

Dinner sausage consumption is fairly uniform throughout various income levels, while lower income families consume the most breakfast sausage.

Larger families eat the most breakfast and dinner sausage, as do younger families, with sausage consumption leveling off considerably for senior citizens.

Los Angeles led the way in sales of dinner sausage with dollar sales of $110 million. New York and Chicago were the second and third largest markets with sales of $102 million and $83.6 million, respectively.

Sausage consumption also varies by season. Dinner sausage sales reportedly peak during the summer months, with dollar sales accounting for nearly one-third of annual sales. Breakfast sausage sales peak during holiday months from November through January.

Source: Refrigerated dinner sausage and breakfast sausage figures based on data collected during the calendar year of 2016, by The Nielson Company

More than 200,000 pounds of Nathan’s, Curtis sausages recalled due to possible metal contamination

More than 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products — including Nathan’s and Curtis — are being recalled because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday.

The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017.

Click here to view products subject to recall:

14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.

16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after John Morrell and Co. received three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank product packages. The establishment notified FSIS on May 19, 2017.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1 (877) 933-4625.

Introducing Gringo Dog’s Riverside Hot Dog Cart

Gringo Dogs had our customers in mind when we oredered The 2017 Riverside Hot Dog Cart.  It was originally designed as a side access version of their most popular vending cart. It has all of the same great features as their Ventura model but now has even more cooking capacity. The brand new, redesigned 2017 Riverside offers two full-size pan capacity and easier access to the working envronment. With this sideways design you have two additional large integrated side-shelf work surfaces. One full length side shelf for food preparation, and another full length side-shelf on the customer side for “customer applied” condiment service. This sideways style of hot dog cart has proven to have very desirable features for many hot dog vendors today. The New Riverside model Hot Dog Cart has become a very popular choice.

The Riverside Hot Dog Cart with two “full-size” steam tables, has the awesome capability of heating and preparing hot dogs, sausages and a variety of condiments at a very fast pace for the busiest of locations and events. When you are working a great location, with high traffic you cannot be restricted by a lower capacity piece of equipment. People will not wait for their “quick” lunch or snack. The Riverside is designed with efficiency at the forefront. It’s all about turning out food service quickly and efficiently, nobody does it better than Gringo Dog’s Hot Dog Carts!

Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo win titles in Nathan’s hot dog contest

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won his record 10th men’s title in the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest by consuming an event-record and personal-best 72 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Tuesday.

Miki Sudo also set a personal best by devouring 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win her record fourth consecutive women’s title at the annual Fourth of July event.

During the men’s competition, five people were taken into custody for trying to disrupt the event, police said. The people appeared to be attempting to unfold a black banner before police stopped them and took them away. They were taken to a precinct where they were questioned and released, police said.

The demonstrators later issued a statement saying they were from a group called Direct Action Everywhere, and want Nathan’s to stop holding the contest.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals members separately had been giving away free vegan hot dogs outside the event, but spokeswoman Tricia Lebkuecher said the people arrested inside weren’t affiliated with PETA.

Chestnut’s previous personal best was 70 dogs and buns, which he set last year.

“There’s no secret: I love to eat, and I love doing it, I love to win, so I had to figure out my body and push it to the limit,” a sweating Chestnut said after his win. The 33-year-old said he’d hoped to down even more dogs but was leaving feeling good.

Sudo, 31, told ESPN she “just came back better than ever” this year.

Tuesday’s win was Chestnut’s second consecutive men’s title. Carmen Cincotti, 24, finished second by eating 62 dogs and buns. Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie, who won the Nathan’s Famous contest in 2015, came in third with 48 franks and buns.

Michelle Lesco, 33, finished second in the women’s competition with 32½ dogs and buns. Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas, 50, was third with 30 in the contest, which has been held at Coney Island, in New York, since 1972.

Sudo originally was credited with 36 hot dogs eaten until her total was adjusted to 41. Sudo’s previous personal best in the contest was 38 dogs, in both 2015 and 2016. Thomas holds the record with 45 in 2012.

Sudo and Thomas were tied for consecutive wins with three entering Tuesday’s event. Thomas won three straight from 2011 to 2013. Before 2011, women’s eaters competed alongside men.

The Associated Press contributed to this report