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Celebrate the 4th

backyard-bbq-pit-designs-9Many Americans choose to celebrate the Fourth of July in the safety and convenience of their own backyard.

The invention of this simple phenomenon has become a staple on the Fourth of July. All over America homeowner owners invest large sums of money into what has become a retreat for recreation, entertainment, dining, and relaxation. What used to be just a simple fence, bbq grill and patio has turned into a small oasis for many Americans. Here are some interesting facts regarding our country and the Fourth of July weekend.

4th of July Statistics Data
Number of hotdogs consumed on July 4th each year 150 million
Amount of chicken purchased in the week leading up to July 4th 700 million pounds
Amount of red meat / pork purchased in the week leading up to July 4th 190 million pounds
Percent of American households with outdoor grills 87 %
Number of Americans who will spend the holiday at someone else’s home 41 million
Amount of fireworks sold to cities for public celebrations 25 million pounds
Dollar amount of American flags imported into the US from China $5 million
Number of places in the US with “Independence” in their name 11