Hot dogs might be Fourth of July staple, but here’s what Americans are buying most

Jun 28, 2024, 6:15 AM | Updated: Jul 1, 2024, 11:15 am

According to a new study by Instacart who says, “as we gear up for Fourth of July celebrations, we’re diving deep into Americans’ strong culinary preferences for the holiday. From the smoky aroma of a backyard barbecue to the fresh crunch of a ripe watermelon, certain items see a significant spike in popularity as Independence Day approaches.

Let’s take a look at the insights drawn from Instacart’s purchase data, reflecting the nation’s festive food habits.”

(food item followed by increase in numbers bought during the week leading up to July Fourth).

Yellow Corn (+380%)

Charcoal (+222%)

Potato Salad (+177%)

Baby Back Ribs (+170%)

Hot Dog Buns (+163%)

Canned Baked Beans (+163%)

Bratwurst (+152%)

Frozen Beef Burgers (+140%)

Watermelons (+139%)

Beef Patties (+126%)

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