Can you pick a side in the sausage vs. bacon battle?
When it comes to the battle of the breakfast meats, sausage vs. bacon, which team are you rooting for? When you take into account that 908 million pounds of bacon were sold in 2015, you might think that Team Bacon comes out on top. However, a 2016 Harris Poll conducted for the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council found that a majority of Americans, 89% of the respondents, favor sausage overall. The poll found a wide variety in the types of sausage that American diners prefer – Italian and patties tied for favorite among respondents at 20% each with breakfast links at 15% and bratwurst at 12%.
But let’s not diminish the role that bacon plays in our hearts and on the table. 2015 sales of the cured meat totaled $4.21 billion, according to the North American Meat Institute. This was a 5.4% year-over-year increase in sales. And in a survey conducted by pork supplier Smithfield, 65% of people said they would support a petition that declared bacon as America’s national food.
Going back to Team Sausage, from 2011 to 2016, sausage consumption in America steadily rose from 231.88 million consumers to 246.81 million, according to a 2016 Simmons Profile Report.
When it comes to the sausage vs. bacon battle, at The Original Pancake House in Denver we won’t choose sides because we love them both. We offer a number of delicious choices including honey cured bacon, turkey sausage, and our special recipe sausage patties and links. Visit us soon to taste them and pick a team if you dare!