Americans Spending $6.8 Billion on July 4th Food
$804 million of that will be spent on one product alone.
Happy Fourth of July! I hope you're spending today surrounded by people you love as we celebrate the birth of this great nation! Now, onto the important question... what's for dinner?
Food is an integral part of any holiday. Not because we are gluttonous, but because food brings us together. And on this Independence day, Americans have spent roughly $6.8 billion dollars to put out a delicious spread according to WalletHub.
Now, I'm willing to bet you are grilling.
It's a safe bet because the food item that is most purchased for July 4th festivities is beef. In fact, roughly $804 million has been spent on burgers, steaks, ribs, etc. Proteins seem to take up most of our holiday budget.
Here is a list of the top 10 most purchased items and how much America has spent on them...
$804 million on beef
$371 million on chicken
$218 million on pork
$200 million on berries
$161 million on processed lunch meat
$134 million on bacon
$131 million on cherries
$124 million on sausages
$115 million on tomatoes
$85 million on shrimp
To see the complete list, check out WalletHub's 4th of July Fact & Figures.