With the Fourth of July here, a consumer poll shows what you can expect to see on the neighborhood barbecue grill leading up to a night of fireworks.
According to the survey by Mintel, ground beef remains the staple on the majority of American grills this summer. Even as beef prices have moved to record prices in 2013, the survey shows 91 percent of Americans see hamburgers as the most popular barbecue choice. Second on the list is more beef, with the survey showing 85 percent of Americans put steak on the grill. Other meats receiving high scores are chicken (also 85 percent) and hot dogs (84 percent).
Although Independence Day is one of the grill’s biggest moments in the sun, Mintel says the average consumer uses the grill at least three times per week at the height of outdoor grilling season.