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Happy 4th of July + 3 Interesting BBQ Facts

July 2nd, 2021 by Sean Stephens

Happy fourth of JulyFrom all of us at Metroplex we would like to wish you and your family a lovely Fourth of July!

We hope you spend the day relaxing, appreciating our wonderful country, and lighting up your BBQ to grill the day away.

Barbecue and the 4th of July go hand in hand. Not only is it the most popular day of the year to grill, but approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed today.

Here are 3 more surprising BBQ facts:

  1. BBQing is not just for the summer. In fact, 70% of Americans own a grill or smoker.
  2. The longest BBQ lasted 80 hours and was a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. On that day, Jan Greeff cooked 1,000 hot dogs and 200 pieces of corn.
  3. There are actually 4 different types of pork ribs. Spare ribs, St. Louis-style ribs, country-style ribs, and baby-back ribs.

Lastly, we should all honor our Declaration of Independence on this special day and keep its important first sentence in mind…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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