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The Fourth of July is the Number One Holiday for Cookouts

Polka Dot/Jupiterimages(NEW YORK) -- In addition to the Fourth of July being one of the busiest travel holidays of the year in the United States, a new survey has revealed it is also one of the busiest days in the kitchen -- or outside with the grill.

While airlines and gas stations will be cashing in from travelers over the July 4 weekend, supermarkets will also be making big bucks, as a new survey by the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association ranks the Fourth of July as the most popular outdoor cooking holiday. Memorial Day is the second most popular holiday for a cookout, followed by Labor Day and Father’s Day.

Thirty-three percent of Americans say they go for hamburgers at a Fourth of July cookout, while 29 percent prefer steak. Fourteen percent of respondents said poultry was their top food choice while seven percent named hotdogs.

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