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Many Americans will celebrate their freedom by getting together with friends and family. In additional to honoring independence, many will gather around a barbecue. Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association finds July 4th as the most popular holiday for barbecuing at 71%, compared to Memorial Day (57%) and Labor Day (55%).

Most popular items on the grill:

  • Burgers – 85%
  • Steak – 80%
  • Hot Dogs – 79%
  • Chicken 73%

Most popular side dishes:

  • Corn – 41%
  • Potatoes – 41%
  • Other Vegetables – 32%

Most popular barbecue sauce flavors:

  • Hickory
  • Mesquite
  • Honey
  • Spicy-hot